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Old 31-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #691
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Slow time for news between Christmas and New Year? Let's have a bus crash

The crash at 2.45am followed a weather warning urging drivers to be wary of fog and sub-zero temperatures across swathes of England.
Nice quiet time.check]
Hero emerges [check]

A 'hero' bus driver who was bleeding "heavily" refused to leave his crashed coach until he had helped every one of his passengers clamber to safety.
"Major Incident declared" Reads like a drill [check]

An SCAS spokesman said: "South Central Ambulance Service declared this a major incident due to the number of patients involved and attended the scene with our colleagues from Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
"There was thick fog in the area at the time of the accident which also presented challenges to the emergency services getting to the scene."
Six ambulances helped take the 17 casualties to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The driver was "very experienced" and has been working overnight shifts for many years, according to company boss Phil Southall.
He said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the crash which happened when the bus was returning to Oxford.

somehow manages to miss traffic sign pole [cf Croydon tram "crash"]

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emergency services hanging around

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