Rochdale bus crash: roof ripped off as double-decker hits bridge
Twelve people taken to hospital and dozens more injured when bus roof ripped off after hitting low bridge in Greater Manchester
Seventeen people were injured when a double-decker bus smashed into a railway bridge in Rochdale, shearing its roof off.
Eyewitnesses said they heard “a loud bang” at about 12.20pm before seeing smoke bellowing from the bus which had gone “off-route” in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The First bus, which was carrying 25 people, had attempted to pass along Milkstone Road when it hit the structure near Rochdale railway station.
UPDATE re Rochdale RTC. 17 injured, 1 seriously with a broken jaw. Bridge checked , Trains running normally. pic.twitter.com/CT6bL10xRx
Some more images from the scene… pic.twitter.com/rBfEggEldf
Not everyday you’re on a bus that cashes into a bridge, scariest moment of my life pic.twitter.com/3VNkhoA74t
Source: Guardian Transport