Bus roof 'ripped off' in accident

A SCHOOL bus has had its roof ripped off after hitting a bridge in Suffolk.

A SCHOOL bus has had its roof ripped off after hitting a bridge in Suffolk.

The accident happened at about 4.30pm this afternoon in Little Saxham, near Bury St Edmunds.

The entire roof of the double-decker bus came off during the incident.

The bus, which is owned by Haverhill-based Burtons Coaches, had been travelling from Denham to Bury St Edmunds after completing the school run just twenty minutes earlier.

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John Major, director of communications for the Confederation of Passenger Transport, speaking on behalf of Burtons Coaches, said: “The bus was empty and the driver was going along a route which was unfamiliar to him. It was apparently not a well-displayed sign warning of the bridge and he did not see it.

“No firm likes any accident and they are just relieved that nobody is injured and that is always the first concern that any of our members have when an accident happens.”

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Mr Major added: “Burtons Coaches is a well established and well regarded firm in the area and has a good track record.”

Nobody was injured during the incident.

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