Page last updated at 13:34 GMT, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 14:34 UK

Fifth bus strikes railway bridge

Stagecoach bus after the accident
The route the driver took is only meant for single deck buses

A double decker bus has had part of its roof ripped off after crashing into a bridge.

The accident, involving a Stagecoach bus, happened on Tuesday after the driver went under the bridge on Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

The driver was taking his bus back to the depot at the time, but the route is only meant for single deck vehicles.

It is the fifth time in the last few years that a double decker has hit the bridge.

The bus was out of service and only the driver was onboard when the accident happened at about 1800 BST. He was uninjured.

Police managed to keep the road open while the recovery operation took place. Some minor disruption was caused to trains while engineered ensured the bridge was safe.

Stagecoach said it was carrying out an investigation.


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