Five injured as bus smashes into house

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    Five people have been injured after a single decker bus left the road and smashed into the front of a house. Three passengers, along with two people were were inside the property at the time of the accident suffered injuries.

    The driver of the bus has now been suspended from duty with the bus firm Carousel Buses while an investigation is launched into the circumstances of the accident, which happened near High Wycombe. It is expected that the investigation will take a week to complete.

    A spokesperson for the firm said they were thankful that no serious injuries had occured. They added that the results of the investigation would be made public when possible, adding that their thoughts were with those affected by the crash.

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    There were claims that the accelerator may have become stuck just before the crash. That will be one of the lines of inquiry looked at as part of the investigation. An engineering team will look at whether anything was wrong mechanically as well as checking all records for the vehicle to make sure they are all up to date.

     

    The crash happened at around 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon. The driver is understood to be one of those who were injured. Most passengers were treated by paramedics at the scene, although one of the injured was taken to hospital.

    A structural engineer and specialists have been drafted in to secure the scene and to remove the bus from the house. It is not clear whether the property is currently structurally safe, or what the extent of the repair work involved will be.

    Sergeant Tom Smith of the Roads Policing Department said it was extremely fortunate that no one had been seriously injured in the smash. He is urging anyone who witnessed the accident to contact police immediately.

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