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Six injured after bus crashes into house in Henley

PUBLISHED: 21:45 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:17 20 March 2019

The road was closed for more than three hours, reopening just after 8pm  Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

The road was closed for more than three hours, reopening just after 8pm Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

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Six people have been taken to hospital after a bus crashed into a house in Henley near Ipswich.

The road was closed by police while the vehicles were removed Picture: ADAM HOWLETTThe road was closed by police while the vehicles were removed Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

Police were called to reports of a collision involving a single-decker bus and a van on the village’s Main Road, close to the Cross Keys pub, at around 5.10pm today, Monday, March 18.

Nicola Stanmore, who lives at the house, said this is the third time in three years her home has been struck by a vehicle and that they had only just had the wall reinforced following the latest crash in June 2017.

She said she heard two loud bangs - one from the collision and then another when the bus struck her home.

“As soon as we heard the bang I knew what had happened, she said.

“My uncle Thomas was sitting in the front room next to the window so he took the brunt of the glass.

“I got up when I heard the bang and ran out the front door.”

Mrs Stanmore said she went out to help those involved in the crash and to see if they needed medical attention.

A spokesman from Suffolk police said a bus had come off the road and struck a house following a collision with a van.

He said: “We were called at 5.08pm to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Main Road in Henley involving a bus with passengers on board and a Peugeot Boxer van.
“Initial reports suggest the bus had come off the road and collided with a house.

“One occupant of the van and five people from the bus, including the driver, have been taken to Ipswich Hospital along with a guide dog.
“Another occupant, a 13-year-old, has gone home with her mother having been checked for injuries.

“The road is currently blocked.”

He added that all injuries appear to be minor.

The road was reopened just after 8pm.

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