Driver rescued after bus blown off Cliffe road by wind
A driver has been rescued after a double decker
bus was blown off the road by strong winds this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Town
Road, Cliffe, at 3.30pm after the vehicle landed in a ditch.
The Nu Venture bus had been travelling
from Cliffe towards Chatham, but there were no passengers
Norman Kemp, a director at Nu Venture,
said: "There was a huge gust of wind and the driver said the next
thing he knew he was in the ditch.
"He wasn't injured, but he couldn't
get off the bus so he had to wait for help to arrive.
"I think it is one of those things
that can only be described as an act of God."
The driver had to be helped off the
bus by police and another bus driver, who was passing the scene of
the accident. A Kent Police spokesman said he was out of the
vehicle by 4.15pm.
Police closed part of Town Road while
the vehicle was recovered. Traffic was diverted along Littlechurch
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