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Man taken to hospital after bus hits bridge

PUBLISHED: 16:37 25 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:37 25 January 2019

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A man was taken to hospital after a double decker bus crashed into a railway bridge near Bury St Edmunds.

The incident happened at Station Hill in Thurston on Wednesday evening when a Galloway bus collided with the railway bridge.

Suffolk police and the East of England Ambulance Service were called to the incident, which happened around 6.10pm.

Galloway, which runs a number of routes across East Anglia and has its head office in Mendlesham, near Stowmarket, said “all the appropriate action was taken” following the incident.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “We were called at 6.15pm on Wednesday, January 23, to reports a double decker bus had collided with a bridge at Thurston near the railway station.

“British Transport Police and Network Rail were made aware of the incident and a replacement bus was arranged.

“One person was taken to hospital for a check-up.”

Catherine Bowyer, marketing manager from Galloway, said: “I can confirm one of our buses was involved in a low-speed collision in Thurston.

“There was no damage to the bridge and all the appropriate action was taken.”

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.28pm on January 23 with reports of a collision in Station Hill, Thurston.

“We sent two ambulances and took one man to West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment.”


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