Two cut free after car and bus collide
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.
The crash between a car and a bus in Hythe Road, Ashford