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Passengers escape serious injury after South Melbourne bus crash

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22 Feb 2016
A busload of people has escaped serious injury after a horror bus crash in South Melbourne this morning.

The bus was travelling along Montague Street when it collided with an overpass at 10.24am.

The impact of the crash caused the front of the bus to become lodged under the overpass, peeling back some of the roof and trapping passengers.

Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and began to free those who were able to walk.

Four people were seriously trapped and had to be rescued by MFB’s rescue operators.

MFB and Ambulance Victoria worked closely together to ensure all patients were kept as comfortable as possible while they worked to free them from the bus.

Most passengers only received minor injuries, such as cuts and abrasions.

MFB Commander Andrew O’Connell said it was incredibly lucky that no one received life threatening injuries

Within an hour MFB had managed to free everyone from the bus and Ambulance Victoria transported those who required further treatment to hospital.

It’s believed the bus was en route to a conference when the accident occurred.

Victoria Police will investigate the incident.

In total three rescue units and four primary appliances attended the incident, along with the MFB’s Control Unit and several command staff.

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