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Three injured as roof of double-decker bus torn off after driver hits rail bridge in Isleworth

Paramedics treat three people for shock and minor injuries after crash in St John's Road

Roof of double-decker bus ripped off as it goes through low rail bridge in Isleworth(Image: Ruth Cadbury MP)

Three people were injured when a double-decker bus had its roof ripped off after the driver hit a railway bridge in Isleworth .

The top deck of the rail replacement bus service was torn off leaving a trio of passengers suffering from shock and minor injuries on Sunday (October 2) afternoon.

They were treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at the scene of the incident.

Police said they were called to the crash in St John's Road just before 5pm.

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A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We were called at 4.46pm on Sunday (October 2) to reports of a bus in collision with a bridge on St John's Road in Isleworth.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

“Three passengers were treated for shock and minor injuries.”

The roof of the bus could be seen on the road as officers sealed off the area with police tape.

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People took to social media site Twitter to show photos of the aftermath of the South West Trains replacement service.

A number of road closures were put in place and buses were diverted while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Police enquiries continue.

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