Eight injured after bus hits bridge in Swansea

12 December 2019, 12:56

Eight people have been injured after a bus hit a bridge in Swansea
Eight people have been injured after a bus hit a bridge in Swansea. Picture: @krsty23

By Kate Buck

A 63-year-old man has been arrested after a bus crashed into a railway bridge in Swansea, injuring seven people.

One person has sustained serious injuries and another has life-threatening injuries, South Wales Police said.

The bus company, First Cymru, said a full investigation has been launched into the incident.

Part of the roof was ripped off, and bits of metal landed on the tracks above.

Four people were taken to Swansea's Morriston Hospital, one with serious injuries, two were sent to Neath Port Talbot's minor injuries unit, and a number of others were assessed at the scene.

The person was airlifted to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with life-threatening injuries.

A South Wales Police spokesman said: "The road remains closed and we are asking people to avoid the area at this time.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact 101."

The bus was travelling from Swansea University Singleton campus to its Swansea Bay campus when the crash happened.

First Cymru managing director Andrew Sherrington said: "We can confirm one of our vehicles operating service 10 between Swansea University Singleton Campus and Swansea Bay University Campus has been involved in a collision with a bridge, which has resulted in a number of passengers sustaining injuries.

"We've immediately dispatched a support team and launched a full investigation to establish the circumstances that has led to this collision, and are assisting South Wales Police with their inquiries.

"Everyone at First Cymru is shocked by this incident and our heartfelt sympathies go out to those injured."