Two cut free af­ter car and bus col­lide

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE - by Clare Mul­grew

TWO peo­ple had to be cut free af­ter a car and a bus col­lided.

The col­li­sion took place in Hythe Road, Ash­ford, in the tem­po­rary Lon­don-bound car­riage­way slip road at Junc­tion 10.

The driver of a Ford Fo­cus and his pas­sen­ger had to be cut free by fire crews af­ter be­com­ing trapped in the ve­hi­cle when it col­lided with a Stage­coach bus at about 1.50pm on Sun­day.

Ash­ford fire sta­tion watch man­ager Mark Thomas said: “A wo­man was suf­fer­ing with neck and back in­juries.

“We used hy­draulic cut­ting equip­ment to re­move the roof and doors and get her on a spine board.”

The 44-year-old was taken to hospi­tal and the 31-year-old driver was led out to safety, suf­fer­ing with shock.

Mr Thomas added: “The bus driver was suf­fer­ing with a bit of a shock but no one on the bus was in­jured.”

The res­cue took fire­fight­ers about 40 min­utes.

The slip road was closed through­out the in­ci­dent, caus­ing long tail­backs along Hythe Road.

Pic­ture: Danny Rhodes pd1203678

The crash be­tween a car and a bus in Hythe Road, Ash­ford

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