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Isleworth Bus Crash Sees Roof Sliced Off Rail Replacement Bus As Vehicle Hits Bridge

As if the experience of a rail replacement bus service wasn't bad enough.

03/10/2016 10:57 | Updated 03 October 2016

The roof of a double decker bus was completely sliced off after the vehicle tried and failed to pass under a bridge in west London.

No one was physically injured despite the dramatic scenes on St John’s Road, Isleworth on Sunday, although three people were treated for shock, according to the Evening Standard.

Tim Henderson
The roof of the bus was completely sheared off
Jack Marian
The rail replacement bus on St John's Road

The roof could be seen lying some way down the road after it was torn off the bus.

Debris was also left scattered along the road.

According to the display on the front of the vehicle, it was a rail replacement bus service for South West Trains.

Police were called to the scene at around 4.45pm on Sunday.

The 117 and H37 bus routes were disrupted due to the collision.

In pictures from the scene, the bridge can be seen to feature fluorescent yellow stripes to highlight how low it is.

There have been more than 35 similar incidents in the past at the spot, according to Local Guardian’s young reporter section.

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