Road re-opens after telegraph pole crash

A ROAD in Ipswich has reopened after a bus collided with a telegraph pole, injuring the driver.

A ROAD in Ipswich has reopened after a bus collided with a telegraph pole, injuring the driver.

Witnesses reported seeing the pole fall in front of the double-decker as it passed a fish and chip shop in Woodbridge Road at around 2pm today.

Police closed off the road to traffic while the electric pole was removed and the area quickly cleared of broken glass.

Paramedics and police arrived on the scene to find the pole lying across the road after smashing the front window of the number 63 bus, which was heading into Ipswich.


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Ambulance crews attended to treat the bus driver, who was reportedly conscious and breathing when they arrived but suffering from shock.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the extent of the driver's injuries is not yet known.

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One witness described the scene as horrendous, adding: “If this had happened an hour later there would have been schoolchildren walking along the road on their way home. I'm still shaking.

“The bus was the only vehicle involved and the driver looked dazed when I went to see how he was.”

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