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Primary school coach collides with bridge in Gowerton, Swansea

By SWEPRupertH  |  Posted: April 29, 2013

  • School bus which collided with a railway bridge in Gowerton

  • School bus which collided with a railway bridge in Gowerton

  • School bus which collided with a railway bridge in Gowerton

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A COACH became stuck under a railway bridge in Gowerton this morning.

The vehicle was carrying school children attending Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School on their way to a school trip to Llanmadoc.

The year four youngsters were taken off the bus and had to wait 15 minutes for a replacement service to take them on their trip.

A photo of the incident on Victoria Road was received by the South Wales Evening Post shortly after 10am this morning.

A spokesman for Swansea Council has confirmed there were no injuries as a result of the collision.

Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School deputy head Alison Norman said: "It wasn’t an impact, it (the bridge) just scraped the top of the bus.

"The children were fine."

Video from the scene:

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8 comments

  • Whichypoohs  |  April 30 2013, 7:52PM

    Hahaha what's going on the last few days. I told you they don't know how to drive here hahaha.

  • PJL1967  |  April 29 2013, 4:40PM

    Why not put a metal bar spanning the road each side of the bridge so that any vehicle which it too tall to go under the bridge would hit the bar before it got to the bridge.

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  • antyall  |  April 29 2013, 4:15PM

    When a railway bridge gets hit like this it impacts on the trains,driver should be fined and sacked,this has happened in this spot many times,and one person got killed cleaning up on the track.

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  • carpmeister  |  April 29 2013, 3:56PM

    Flashing lights, warning signs depicting bridge heights and this muppet still tries to go under a bridge which is lower than his vehicle. There is no excuse at all for this, the driver is at fault. If he doesn't know the height of his vehicle and the height of the bridge he has no business being on the road. I spent a long time driving vehicles a lot longer, a lot higher and at times a lot wider than that vehicle and like a lot of professional drivers get fed up with amateur idiots causing chaos through their incompetence.

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  • waunarlwydd  |  April 29 2013, 3:00PM

    How many times has this happened? Crazy.

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  • milo2145  |  April 29 2013, 1:40PM

    Haha, Hugodboss - That was exactly what I thought when I saw this picture, this has happened on at least three other occasions! The bus driver, if he/she has had proper training, should not have let this happen. The blame lies squarely with him/her. If he/she cannot see a ginormous bridge coming at them, what else will they not notice? scary.

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  • Hugodboss  |  April 29 2013, 1:03PM

    This has happened at this location on more than one occasion in the past. Obviously it needs to be looked at. Ie, learn by mistakes.

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  • decoded  |  April 29 2013, 12:22PM

    delighted that no one was hurt. Let the tyres of the bus down, it will give enough space to remove it from under the bridge.

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