Gloucestershire

Cheltenham bus roof ripped off in bridge crash

The double-decker bus crashed into a bridge in Cheltenham
Image caption The crash on Hyde Lane happened at 07:10 GMT

A double-decker bus has had its roof completely ripped off after being driven under a bridge in Cheltenham.

No passengers were on board the vehicle and the driver escaped uninjured from the crash which happened at 07:10 GMT.

As a result, Hyde Lane has been shut in both directions and will remain closed until debris has been cleared away.

The bus operator Swanbrook runs several services throughout the county, including commercial ventures and special services for schools.

Image caption There were no passengers on board the Swanbrook bus
Image caption Hyde Lane has been shut for the area around the bridge to be cleaned
Media captionWorker surveys damage to bridge

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