18th Nov, 2017

Lucky escape after crash in Bromsgrove involving bus and flat bed lorry

Tristan Harris 3rd Nov, 2017 Updated: 5th Nov, 2017

PASSENGERS on a bus bound for Bromsgrove had a lucky escape this morning after it was involved in a crash with a flat-bed lorry.

The incident, involving the 42 bus, happened on the Kidderminster Road, at the junction of Perryfields Road, at 9.05am.

One passenger Lewis Barber was travelling from Redditch to go to a photography studios in Stourbridge where he has an apprenticeship.

He said: “It was lucky there were only about eight or ten people on the bus and that the bus driver broke as quickly as he did otherwise it could have been a lot worse.

“I have had people say to me that there needs to be traffic lights at that junction and after this I agree with them.

“I think if there had have been traffic lights, this crash would have been prevented.”

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said a paramedic officer and ambulance were sent to the scene.

She added one woman in her 20s, who was also a passenger on the bus, was treated at the scene for knee pain.

“No one had to be taken to hospital,” added the spokesperson.

 

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