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Man falls from double-decker bus at Weston-super-Mare seafront

PUBLISHED: 07:49 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:14 19 June 2017

Police and ambulance crews attended the incident. Picture: Simon Angear

Police and ambulance crews attended the incident. Picture: Simon Angear

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A Crosville employee was injured after he fell off a bus in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Sunday).

The man fell from an open-top Crosville double-decker in St Margaret’s Terrace near the Winter Gardens on the seafront at 3.45pm – where thousands of people were enjoying Weston Air Day and Armed Forces Weekend.

It is believed the man was then hit by the bus after the fall, but Crosville confirmed its employee had suffered no ‘broken bones or major injuries’ in the incident.

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene, and the man was taken to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.

A Crosville statement said: “We can confirm that both police and ambulance crews were called to attend a road traffic accident this afternoon which involved a Crosville bus and one company employee.

“Early investigations indicate that the incident was a result of the company employee suffering a fall due to a ‘missed footing’ occurrence.

“The company is very pleased to confirm, after close communication with the family this evening that the individual has not suffered any broken bones or any major injuries and it is hoped that the person will be returning home very soon.

“We wish to thank all concerned today, especially members of the local community who stopped to help at a particularly busy time in Weston’s calendar.”

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “We were called at 3.47pm yesterday to St Margaret’s Terrace in WSM after a man fell from the steps of a bus, and then the bus was in collision with him.

“He has suffered serious leg injuries and has been taken to Southmead Hospital for treatment.

The road was re-opened at about 5pm.”

MORE: It was a busy weekend in Weston with the air festival drawing thousands to the seafront. Take a look at some of the best pictures from the event.

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