Woman trapped under bus in Ipswich

VIDEO A woman has been taken to hospital after she was trapped under a bus in Tacket Street in Ipswich town centre.

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital today after becoming trapped under a bus in Tacket Street in Ipswich town centre.

A rescue operation involving all the emergency services, including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, was launched after the accident at about 3pm.

Two crews from Princes Street and a crew from Colchester Road station attended the scene outside Millets and used hydraulic equipment and an airbag to release her.

Witnesses say firefighters hoisted the front of the bus off the ground as they worked to free the 30-year-old woman.

The air ambulance landed in the Old Cattle Market bus station but the woman was taken to hospital by land ambulance in the end.

A police spokeswoman said: “It appears the woman collided with a bus. She went under the front overhang of the bus but did not go under the wheels.

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“We do not know how serious her injuries are at the moment but we know she had a head injury and possible broken bones.”

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Trust said: “We took a 30-year-old woman to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries. She was unconscious.”

Most of Tacket Street and some of Dogs Head Street was cordoned off while police and street rangers urged onlookers to move away from the scene.

The ambulance and fire service left the scene but police remained to carry out an investigation. The First Eastern Counties bus, which was carrying a number of passengers, was also kept at the scene.

The road was reopened by 6.20pm.