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Bus crash: 'sheer luck' no-one seriously hurt

Police say ten passengers were on the TransPeak bus at the time of the collision in George's Road.

One man was briefly trapped on the top deck before he was rescued by firefighters.

Three women and three men were taken to hospital for treatment to cuts and bruises.

The bus driver was not injured.

"It is only by sheer luck that no-one was seriously injured.

"If you were in the area at the time of the crash and witnessed the incident I would urge you to contact the police with any information."

– Sgt Danny Byrne


BREAKING: Six taken to hospital after bus hits bridge

The bus, minus its roof, after the crash Credit: Richard Garratt

Six people have been taken to hospital, after a double decker bus hit a railway bridge - ripping off its roof.

Emergency crews were called to the crash on George's Rd, Stockport at 1.39pm.

Firefighters rescued three women and three men from the wreckage.

One witness told Granada Reports that he saw a girl being treated within what remained of the top deck of the bus.

Woman critical after crash

A cyclist is critically ill after a crash on the East Lancs (A580) in Greater Manchester earlier this morning.

At around 7.45am police were called following a report a car and a cyclist had collided.

Officers found that a 35-year-old woman suffered several injuries including a serious head injury.

She was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for treatment where she remains in a critical condition.

Police Constable Stephen Dunning said: “If anyone witnessed this morning’s incident on the A580 that has left a 35-year-old woman seriously ill in hospital, then please get in touch with us.

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