Bus col­li­sion shuts road

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

THE wind­screen of a bus was left crum­pled and smashed af­ter a bus crashed into a lamp­post in Uxbridge.

Ox­ford Road was closed while po­lice dealt with the af­ter­math of a col­li­sion on Thurs­day last week.

Pic­tures and video taken from the crash scene re­veal the scale of the dam­age to the front of the 222 dou­ble decker bus.

Other im­ages have shown the ex­tent of the ef­forts to re­cover the bus wreck­age and clear the road.

The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice said the driver of the bus was in­jured in the col­li­sion which hap­pened dur­ing the morn­ing rush hour.

But no one was se­ri­ously hurt. A spokesman said on the day: “Of­fi­cers at­tended and found a bus had been in­volved in a col­li­sion with a lamp­post, which had then fallen across the road.

“The Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (LAS) and Lon­don Fire Brigade also at­tended.

“The road has been closed.

“None of the pas­sen­gers on the bus were in­jured. The driver was treated at the scene by paramedics for mi­nor in­juries.”

A Get West Lon­don reader said at around 9am that the road was ‘very busy but it’s mov­ing.’

Seven bus routes were di­verted fol­low­ing the crash.

PHOTO: JAMES CAR­SON

The crash caused long traf­fic queues while the in­ci­dent and lamp­post were cleared from Ox­ford Road

PHOTO: @THEREALDEEKAY86

The re­mains of a lamp­post a bus crashed into in Uxbridge can be seen in the back of a lorry

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