Double-Decker Bus Roof Completely Ripped Off After Bridge Crash
The top of a bus was completely sliced off as it passed under a low railway bridge on Wednesday night, Dec. 20.
The collision left the entire roof of a double-decker bus lying on the side of a road in the village of Bournville, Birmingham.
Luckily, no passengers were on board at the time of the crash and the driver, in his 30s, was uninjured.
Ben Pallante, a West Midlands paramedic tweeted he had a “slightly different end” to his shift on Wednesday night.
— Ben Pallante (@wmasbenpallante) December 21, 2017
He added, “We responded to reports of a bus vs bridge in south Birmingham, upon arrival a double decker bus had gone through a bridge, totally removing the upper deck and roof. Thankfully no customers were on board and the driver had no injuries.”
Witness Amy Tunney said in a Facebook post that the “bang was incredible.”
“It was incredibly lucky that the bus was empty as it could’ve resulted in a very serious or even fatal incident,” a spokeswoman from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said, MetroNews reported.
The bridge near Cadbury World has a warning sign for a 10-foot (3m) height limit.
A fire crew who was on the scene described the smash as: “Double decker v bridge. Bridge wins”
— Kings Norton Fire (@KingsNortonFire) December 21, 2017