Passengers on board double decker bus that overturned near Wisbech in Storm Doris urged to offer statements to police

A double decker bus was blown over in Walton Highway today (February 23) leaving 11 people injured.

A double decker bus was blown over in Walton Highway today (February 23) leaving 11 people injured. PHOTO:Viktorija Kunceviciute, who was in the bus when it overturned, - Credit: Archant

Passengers on a double decker that overturned near Wisbech turned during Storm Doris are being urged to give statements to the police.

PC Andy Smith said: “There were a number of people on the bus at the time of the incident; however, they were picked up by friends of family before speaking to police. “I am keen to identify the passengers involved as soon as possible.”

The bus was travelling on the Lynn Road near to Worzals Farm Shop at West Walton when it overturned at approximately 1.20pm on Thursday 23 February.

The East of England Ambulance Service assessed 15 people at the scene, three of which were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone who may have been involved in, or witnessed, the collision should contact PC Andy Smith at Downham Market Police Station on 101

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A spokesman for First Eastern Counties said: “We can confirm that one of our double deck vehicles overturned on the A47 between Wisbech and Peterborough at around 1.15pm this afternoon.

“We immediately implemented our emergency procedures and mobilised our incident response team to the scene to provide support to those involved and the emergency services.”

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Also on the scene was the Magpas enhanced medical team.

A Magpas spokesman said: “Working with paramedics from the EEAST Ambulance Service, our doctor and paramedics assessed 11 people all of whom had fortunately sustained only minor injuries.”

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