Girls tell of horror as bus hit bridge
TWO teenagers who were on the top deck of a bus that ploughed in to a railway bridge have today told of their horror journey.Aliegh Middleton and Kadie Jones, both 14, were left bruised and bleeding as the windows of the bus shattered on them during the freak accident.
TWO teenagers who were on the top deck of a bus that ploughed in to a railway bridge have today told of their horror journey.
Aliegh Middleton and Kadie Jones, both 14, were left bruised and bleeding as the windows of the bus shattered on them during the freak accident.
Aliegh, of Combs, near Stowmarket, said: “We were shouting that we were going to hit it but the bus just went forward. Everything fell in and we were all screaming.
“The glass smashed and the lights fell down and then everything just went a bit funny.”
The accident happened in Bramford on Sunday afternoon when the 14ft high double-decker bus tried to drive under the village's 13ft railway bridge.
The girls, who were with their friend Jade Plant, also 14, were on their way to Ipswich for a shopping trip.
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Kadie, of Woolmers Close , Stowmarket, said: “We saw the bridge coming and I said to my friends 'Oh my God. We're not going to make it through there', but the bus just went straight on and kept going.
“I just had a few bruises on my leg but one of the lights fell down and hit Aliegh which was really scary.”
The bus driver has since been suspended by First Eastern Counties.
Aliegh said: “We sort of managed to shield ourselves but I got a cut on my head.
“It all seemed to go in slow motion and then there was a lady at the back of the bus shouting at us to get downstairs as quickly as we could.
“It's really shaken us all up. I was still shaking yesterday and every time I see a bus it reminds me of it. I think it will be a long time before I get on a bus again and I will certainly never sit up the top.
“In a way it was lucky that it was us at the front and not little children. It's just dreadful.”