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18 HURT AS BUS ROOF TORN OFF.

EIGHTEEN commuters were injured yesterday when the entire roof of a double-decker bus was torn off after it hit a tree.

Seven people were taken to hospital after police, ambulance and fire services were called to the accident on Fishponds Road, Bristol, at 7.40am.

The accident involved the 342 First Bus service that was travelling down the busy main road when it hit the low hanging tree branch.

Those injured had been travelling on the upper level of the double decker. The ripped-off roof landed 100 yards further down the road from where the bus came to a stop.

Ambulance crews, including doctors with specialist trauma training, treated seven passengers who were taken to hospitals in the area, although none were believed to be suffering life threatening injuries. Eleven people were treated at the scene.

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Scene in Fishponds Road, Bristol, where 18 people were injured after the roof of a double-decker bus was torn off
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 25, 2011
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