Three bus passengers are injured after double decker crashes into a low bridge bending the roof backwards and shattering glass across the top deck
- The bus crashed on Barton Lane in Eccles, Greater Manchester, at 5.27pm today
- Firefighters and police set up a cordon at the scene and Barton Road was closed
- Three people were injured in the crash according to Go North West bus operator
A double decker bus has crashed into a low bridge, injuring three passengers and bending the roof backwards and shattering the glass across the top deck today.
The bus collided with a low bridge on Barton Lane in Eccles, Salford, at around 5.30pm this evening.
Pictures taken at the scene show the roof of the bus bent completely bent backwards.
Glass also smashed from the windows on the top deck after the crash, leaving them empty, requiring firefighters to set up a cordon.
A double decker bus has crashed into a low bridge on Barton Lane in Eccles, Salford, at around 5.30pm this evening
Emergency services attended the scene and firefighters set up a cordon around the crash
Officers from Greater Manchester Police, firefighters and an ambulance responded to the incident.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed there were ‘minor injuries’ in the crash.
Go North West said: ‘We are aware of an incident involving one of our vehicles, which collided with the bridge on Barton Lane at around 5.30pm this evening.
‘Three passengers have suffered minor injuries and have been treated at the scene.
‘Safety is our top priority and a full investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances which led to this incident.’
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed crews attended at the scene.
The crash bent the roof backwards and shattering the glass across the top deck, leaving windows empty
GMFRS said: ‘At 5.27pm on Friday 12 June we were called to the scene of a road traffic collision involving a bus on Barton Road, Eccles.
‘On arrival firefighters established a cordon around the scene and then handed the incident over to GMP.
‘Firefighters were at the scene for approximately 30 minutes.’
Traffic alerts are reporting a closure of the road from Barton Road to Trafford Road.
In a tweet, Manc Traffic said the closure is causing congestion on Barton Road, Liverpool Road and Cawdor Street.