Diamond 301 bus being recovered from Sneyd Lane

Bus crash blocks bridge in Sneyd Lane, Bloxwich

Diamond 301 bus being recovered from Sneyd Lane

Reports are coming in of what appears to be a Black Diamond bus which has crashed in Sneyd Lane, Bloxwich, near the Mossley Estate.

First reports began to arrive via Twitter around 5pm this afternoon that the bus, operating on the 301 route from Walsall to Mossley Estate via Bloxwich, had hit the railway bridge and was partially blocking the A4124.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service reported that two rapid response vehicles were on the scene.  This was followed up by Walsall Police, who said that one passenger aboard the single decker was being treated for minor injury.

The vehicle was badly damaged, smashing the front grille, passenger door and side panels where it struck the bridge.  The vehicle has now been recovered and removed.

London Midland, the train operator, reported two hours ago that trains were now running normally.

There have been no official reports via Centro or Diamond Buses so far.

If we hear more we will update this report.

Details courtesy of Tom Stokes, travel broadcaster on Free Radio http://twitter.com/thetomstokes and our special thanks to Wulfey in Willenhall for the photograph above:  http://twitter.com/thewulfran