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Multiple Injuries In City Bus Crash

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 4:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Two double-decker buses have crashed into each other in a city centre, leaving two people with life-threatening injuries.

The collision happened in North Street, Brighton, close to the clock tower, Sussex Police said.

Three others have been seriously injured, a spokesman for the force said.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the city centre by police, who have declared it a major incident.

The spokesman said: “In addition to those seriously injured, six to eight people are understood to be ‘walking wounded’ with minor injuries.

“A walk-in centre for anyone injured has been set up at the top of Queen’s Road near the railway station.”

Aaron Tierney, who lives just near the crash site, said: “I heard a big bang and looked out the window to see two buses crashed into each other.

“I could see the driver of one of the buses stuck in his seat. There were a lot of people around him, including ambulance services. They had to cut him out.

“One of the other bus drivers looked really upset. I saw a few other people, mainly elderly, being helped off the bus.

“People were bringing out chairs and water for them from the shops nearby.”

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance landed next to Brighton Pavilion. A seriously injured patient was treated by the onboard doctor and paramedic before being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

South East Coast Ambulance said in total seven patients had been taken to the Royal Sussex, and a further six patients taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

A spokesman said another 10 patients had been treated at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

Martin Harris, Managing Director of Brighton and Hove Buses, said an investigation was under way.