24th Oct, 2017

Double decker bus crashes into Keresley home leaving four injured

Shaun Reynolds 20th Mar, 2017 Updated: 21st Mar, 2017

A DOUBLE decker bus crashed into a Keresley home on Monday morning after colliding with a 4×4 on Keresley Road.

The smash, which happened at 6.45am, left four people with minor injuries and windows at the front of the home were smashed – leaving glass everywhere.

No one in the house was hurt, though four people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The bus driver, a 44-year-old man, was discharged after being treated for a right knee graze while a 27-year-old man who was sitting at the rear of the bus was equally discharged after receiving treatment for a right lower leg injury.

The driver of the car managed to get himself out of his vehicle and declined any treatment.

A man estimated to be in his 50s had a minor graze.

Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a double decker bus that was up against a house; the house had sustained structural damage.

“A Land Rover Discovery was near-by with front end damage.

“Thankfully, despite the damage to the house, no-one inside had been hurt.”

The incident follows two previous bus incidents in the city.

In October 2015 seven-year-old Rowan Fitzgerald and 76-year-old Dora Hancox were killed when a double decker bus smashed into the side of the Sainsbury’s store in Trinity Street.

And earlier this year, Waqas Hussain passed away after being hit by a bus in Foleshill.

Hussain, who was in his 20s, was left fighting for his life on life support at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire before his family made the decision to switch the machine off.

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