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Author Topic: Various 'open-top bus conversion' incidents, usually involving railway bridges  (Read 52127 times)
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« Reply #135 on: September 18, 2017, 07:44:24 pm »

From the BBC:

Driver charged over Edinburgh hospital bus crash

The 21-year-old driver of a double-decker bus that crashed at an Edinburgh hospital, injuring eight people, has been charged with dangerous driving.

The roof of the bus was ripped off by an overhead walkway at the Western General Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Six of the injured, men and women aged between 14 and 60, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

None of the injuries was thought to be life-threatening.

Police Scotland said the road was reopened on Sunday evening and a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.


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« Reply #136 on: December 21, 2017, 01:51:48 pm »

And another:

The roof of a double-decker bus was torn off when it passed under a low railway bridge.
The top of the vehicle was "completely removed" when it went through the tunnel in Bournville Lane, Birmingham, according to a paramedic who attended.
Photos show extensive damage to the National Express West Midlands bus, which was out of service at the time.
No passengers were on board and the driver, in his 30s, was not injured.

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« Reply #137 on: December 21, 2017, 02:00:14 pm »

The ad on the side of the bus seems splendidly ironic.
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« Reply #138 on: December 21, 2017, 06:52:07 pm »

The tweet from the Fire Service is good too:

Double decker v bridge. Bridge wins.

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