Roof ripped off double-decker in crash with rail bridge in west London

Crash: emergency services were called just before 4pm (Picture: London Ambulance Service/Twitter)

Pictures showed the dramatic aftermath of the smash in which no one is thought to have been injured.

In them the bus appears to have almost completely lost its roof in scenes reminiscent of a similar incident in Holborn last month– when a double-decker sliced off its top deck after colliding with a tree.

Emergency services were called to the crash on St John’s Road in Isleworth shortly before 4pm this afternoon.

The bus appears to be a private hire vehicle and in pictures posted on social media is marked “rugby special”. England play Scotland at nearby Twickenham stadium this evening.

Company could not immediately be reached for comment.

London Ambulance Service official Chris Hawkswell said the top deck of the bus was empty and there were no casualties.

The crash destroyed the bus’s roof (Picture: @gemimsy/Twitter)He tweeted: “Ambulance crew, team leader & @LAS_HART are at an RTC, St Johns Roas #Isleworth. A bus has hit a railway bridge & the roof has come off.”

Aftermath: shattered glass under the bridge struck by the bus (Picture: @joshjbeaven/Twitter)

Later he added: “Luckily the top deck of the bus was empty when it hit the railway bridge. The driver is being checked over by an ambulance crew.”


Source: Evening Standard

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