Injured woman recovers at home

A middle-aged woman is recovering at home today after suffering nasty head injuries falling down the steps of a double-deck bus in the town centre.

By PAUL GEATER

Paul.geater@eveningstar.co.uk>

IPSWICH: A middle-aged woman is recovering at home today after suffering nasty head injuries falling down the steps of a double-deck bus.

The woman was getting on to the Ipswich Buses 202 service to Shotley at about 5.15pm on Monday when she slipped and fell from the top of the stairs.

She hit her head which left a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs.

Paramedics were called to the scene in the town centre and she was taken to Ipswich Hospital where she was treated for head and back injuries.

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She was kept in overnight on Brantham Ward, and was released on Tuesday morning to recover at home.

A passenger on the bus said: “It was very nasty. We all had to get off the bus and wait for another vehicle. We had to step over her.”

The bus driver and another passenger administered first aid and help the ambulance crew put the woman on to a board before she was taken to hospital.

Ipswich Buses managing director Malcolm Robson said the company was carrying out a full inquiry to find out what had happened.

He said: “Our drivers are told to make sure everyone is sitting down before the bus pulls off and there are periscopes so they can check on what is happening upstairs.

“The driver is still at work but we are finding out what happened in an internal inquiry and we will probably advise all our drivers to ensure that passengers are in their seats before pulling off.”

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