Somerset Double-Decker Bus Crash Leaves Passengers Injured

Police And Bus Company Investigate Incident


Avon and Somerset Police are working with transport company First Somerset to investigate a bus crash in Burnham-on-Sea which saw the vehicle topple into a ditch and left passengers injured.

Two people were taken to Weston General Hospital and a minor injuries unit in Burnham following the incident yesterday afternoon (February 27th), when the double-decker bus running the number 21 service to Taunton crashed.

According to reports, 16 passengers were on board the bus when the incident occurred and the driver was uninjured.

The road was closed while recovery of the vehicle involved was undertaken, with the route being cleared in a round three hours.

Expert Opinion
Very little is so far known about how this incident came to occur, so it is vital that the local police force and transport company work together closely to develop a full picture of what happened in this case.

"All of those involved in the incident will be keen to know what happened on this bus route and ultimately what is going to be done to prevent the same issues from emerging again in the future.

"Fortunately, it appears there were no serious injuries, but it is still important to ensure that all information gathered is also shared widely with other transport providers to ensure that clear lessons can be learned from this incident, and any potential improvements to safety implemented."
Jonathan Peacock, Partner