Drivers injured as bus and lorry crash near Bridgnorth

The drivers of a bus and a lorry were injured in a crash near Bridgnorth today.

The damaged bus at the scene
The damaged bus at the scene

Nine passengers escaped injury when the single decker Arriva bus and the lorry from Slaters Transport Ltd were in collision close to the Acton Arms in Morville.

Richard Ewels, spokesman for West Mercia Police, said: “Initial reports say both drivers are injured and one of them has been taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”

Suzie Fothergill, a spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We have reports of two patients at the scene, one man and one woman.

“The male patient was looked over at the scene and was suffering from abdominal pain and was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“The female patient was complaining of whiplash type injuries. She was checked over but did not require hospital treatment.

“We were called out just after 11.30am and sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance.”

The Volvo Tipper lorry at the scene
The Volvo Tipper lorry at the scene

Helen Slater, owner of Slaters Transport Ltd, said: “The collision was very slow because the lorry was heavily loaded with stone.

“This is a very dangerous road, and there are double lines for no overtaking. We have no idea whatsoever as to the cause.

“This truck was brand-spanking new in March so it’s only a few weeks old, it will cost us a few thousands pounds.”

Mr Ewels added: “The road was partially blocked but traffic was able to get through.”

Meanwhile, a fallen tree blocked the A458 Much Wenlock to Bridgnorth road, causing chaos for drivers.