Sandbanks ferry bus topples over

News that an open-top bus on the Swanage to Bournemouth route fell on to its side yesterday will have come as a surprise to many. 

The accident was on the ferry road near Studland and involved two cars. Fortunately the bus came down on gorse giving maybe a softer landing than might be possible in an urban area. 

However, the remote spot meant that emergency services took some time to reach the injured. The ferry and road were closed to traffic to allow ambulances to reach the scene as quickly as possible.

All those hurt had been released from hospital by evening. A car driver has been arrested.

The bus was the 9.45am from Swanage which is one of few scheduled buses on the 50 route which is sometimes not an open-top. 

This year the Wilts & Dorset 150 bus route was renumbered 50 with the Bournemouth end of the routebeing changed from The Square to the more handy Bournemouth Station. 

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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