Pair hurt in cherry picker crash with bus while putting up Christmas lights in Tunbridge Wells
Two young men putting up Christmas lights in Tunbridge Wells have been injured after falling 25ft when a cherry picker they were in was hit by a bus.
The pair - in their 20s - were taken to hospital after plunging from the vehicle in Mount Pleasant Road last night.
Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene at about 10.45pm after the cherry picker was hit by a Metro Bus.
Emergency services at the scene of a collision between a cherry picker and bus in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Jo Meakins
South East Coast Ambulance Service said it sent sent two ambulances and two paramedic cars.
A spokesman said one man suffered chest and back injuries while another suffered injuries including shoulder pain.
The pair were taken to The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury after being treated at the roadside by paramedics.
Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Kent Police closed Mount Please Road until around 1am while the scene was cleared.
A Metro Bus spokesman said: "We can confirm an incident took place involving one of our vehicles late last night.
"We are currently investigating what happened and cannot comment any further at this stage."
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