Double-Decker Bus Roof Completely Ripped Off After Bridge Crash

December 21, 2017 Updated: December 21, 2017    

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.

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.

The low bridge in Bournville, Birmingham during the day. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

A fire crew who was on the scene described the smash as: “Double decker v bridge. Bridge wins”

People were shaken after hearing an “incredible bang” the moment a double-decker bus smashed into a bridge. (West Midlands Ambulance Service)