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Five injured as bus strikes house in Holmer Green

| December 17, 2016

Five people were injured when a bus struck a house in Wycombe Road, Holmer Green during the afternoon of Saturday 17th December 2016.

The bus collided with the house at approximately 2.20pm, at 2.24pm firefighters were called to the incident. Two fire appliances with crews attended from High Wycombe fire station as well as two Urban Search and Rescue vehicles from Aylesbury fire station, An officer also attended.

Two men and a woman on the bus were injured, while a man, woman and boy also travelling on the bus escaped without injury. A man and woman in the house were also injured. Nobody was trapped.

The single decker bus, operated by Carousel buses, mounted the pavement, crossed the front garden of the property and struck the middle of the ground floor of the house coming to rest with the front of the bus embedded several feet into the front wall of the house.

The firefighters used blocks and wedges to make the bus safe. The casualties were left in the care of the ambulance service.

On Monday 19th December 2016 a structural engineer and contractors are to work with recovery operators to remove the bus safely from the property.

Thames Valley Police has launched a witness appeal in connection with the incident. Sgt Tom Smith of the Roads Policing department based in Amersham said: ‘It was very fortunate that people weren’t seriously injured in this collision.

We are now investigating the circumstances which led to this crash and would ask that anyone who was on the Wycombe Road yesterday just before 2.20pm and witnessed the incident or the bus driving just before the collision to call us as a matter of urgency on 101.

Thames Valley Police are asking anyone with any information in connection with the collision to contact Roads Policing and quote URN 844 17/12.

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