‘It could have been fatal’ - passenger describes moment coach crashed

London Road in Brandon. Picture: Google

London Road in Brandon. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

A passenger on a coach which had a collision with another car and then hit trees has described the moment of the crash.

The coach had been travelling to Wells when it crashed on A1065 London Road, near Brandon, on Thursday, July 25 at about 10am.

Police said it was involved in a collision with a BMW and then hit two trees.

Investigations are continuing into the crash.

Passenger Mike Ruffle, 76, from Enfield, said: "I thought we were getting close to the kerb and then we mounted the kerb. We hit a tree which smashed the front window then hit a second. The coach stopped when it became lodged on the first tree."

The driver and a passenger were taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds for further treatment and the road was closed while the damaged coach was recovered. The injuries were not serious.

Mr Ruffle added: "Luckily we were going 25mph, if we were doing 70mph on the M11 it could have been fatal."

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A Suffolk police spokesman said: "A BMW was involved in the collision with the single decker bus and two trees."