Coach passengers lined in particles as bus strikes low bridge | EUROtoday

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Shocked passengers on a rail alternative coach had been left lined in particles when the bus smashed right into a low bridge within the West Midlands.

Around 25 folks had been on the bus travelling from Telford to Wolverhampton when it hit the bridge within the village of Albrighton in Shropshire on Saturday evening.

The bus was working after a landslip on the railway line between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

Passenger Kathleen Riot instructed The Independent: “We were leaving Albrighton station when the bus went under a low bridge and took off the air conditioning unit and sun roofs on top.

“On one side of the bus, passengers were covered in rubble and water as parts of the unit came down. People were quite shocked but luckily no-one was hurt. It could have been much worse.”

No-one was injured within the incident which left many passengers lined in particles

(Kathleen Riot)

Pictures taken by Ms Riot confirmed firefighters on the scene of the crash at round 7pm. A brand new bus was scheduled to take passengers on, however for Ms Riot, who had been heading to Wolverhampton to look at bands at a pub, she headed again to Telford.

She added: “It’s not the driver’s fault, but these buses are sent out for rail replacements in areas which they don’t know and when it’s dark. So it’s not surprising something like this happened.”

The landslip was triggered when round 5,000 tonnes of fabric slipped beneath a 50-metre part of the railway after heavy rainfall, stated Network Rail.

The bus crash was confirmed by West Midlands Railway, which operates the road.