A child was among ten people who were taken to hospital after a double decker bus crashed into a bridge in Glasgow, tearing off its roof.
At around 11.35am on Sunday, a First Bus crashed into a bridge on Cook Street in the southside of the city.
The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed on Monday that one child was taken to Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children.
Five patients were transported to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and four patients were transported to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
A number of others were treated by paramedics at the scene.
A Scottish Ambulance Service Spokesperson said: “We received a call at 11.38am on Sunday May 21 to attend an incident on Cook Street, Glasgow.
“We dispatched twelve resources, as well as the special operations resource team and the trauma team, to the scene.
“Five patients were transported to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, four patients were transported to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and one patient was transported to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.”
Road closures were put in place in the area for several hours and reopened to traffic at 5pm the same day.
On Monday, Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken said the incident “must have been terrifying”.
She tweeted: “The Cook St bus incident over the weekend must have been absolutely terrifying for everyone involved.
“Thanks to the emergency services for the swift evacuation. I hope all those hospitalised will be home soon, fully recovered.”
Police have said that investigations are under way into the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.35am on Sunday, May 21, 2023, we received a report of a bus crashing into a bridge on Cook Street, Glasgow.
“Emergency services attended and ten people were taken to various hospitals for treatment.
“A number of road closures were put in place until around 5pm. Enquiries into the crash remain ongoing.”
Rail services in the area were disrupted due to the incident with trains unable to run between Glasgow Central Station and Paisley Gilmour Street.
Network Rail have confirmed that engineers have inspected the bridge and trains are now safe to run in the area.
A First Bus spokesperson said: “We can confirm that one of our buses was involved in the incident on Cook St yesterday.
“We are continuing to work closely with the emergency services and our thoughts remain with those involved.”
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