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  • 23 December 2013, 22:12

Bus Loses Roof After Wrong Turn Under Bridge

A double-decker bus nearly sliced off its roof after crashing into a railway bridge when the driver took a wrong turn.

The accident happened in the Norbiton area of Kingston, in Surrey, as the bus was travelling from Kingston to Tooting Broadway, Transport for London (TfL) said.

No passengers were on board at the time and the bridge was not damaged. Rail services were unaffected.

A TfL spokesman said the accident was due to "human error" and that the driver was "a bit shaken up".

Mike Weston, TfL's director of buses, said: "At around 13:00 an out-of-service route 131 double-decker bus, operated by London United, hit a rail bridge on Coombe Road near Norbiton station after taking a wrong turn.

"The bridge was not damaged and rail services are unaffected. There were no injuries and the incident will be fully investigated."

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