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John Thomas is from Swanbrooks, the company which owns the bus which crashed into a railway bridge in Cheltenham:-
The double decker hit the bus on Hyde Lane at around 7am this morning. The bus driver was said to be "shaken" but not injured. There were no passengers on board.
The top of the double decker bus which crashed into the bridge in Cheltenham was sliced off. It happened this morning. There were no passengers on board.
A double decker bus has hit a railway bridge in Cheltenham. It happened on Hyde Lane close to the junction with Wymans Lane and Church Road this morning.
Witnesses say they heard a loud crash and saw flying debris as the driver attempted to drive the double decker under the bridge.
The bus ploughed on leaving the wreckage of its upper deck behind it before stopping about 30 yards from the bridge.
The driver of the bus, owned by Swanbrook Coaches of Cheltenham, is said to be unhurt. There were no passengers on the bus.
A passerby out walking under the bridge was showered with debris and taken to hospital by paramedics.
The road is now closed in both directions and emergency services and highways workers are at the scene.
A double decker bus has hit a railway bridge in Cheltenham. It happened on Hyde Lane between Wymans Lane and the Newlands Crossroads. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area as Hyde Lane is blocked in both directions with queuing traffic.