FENLAND: Eye witness tells out he cried out to God to help in A47 double decker fatality

PUBLISHED: 16:24 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:05 02 June 2010

Bus similar to this involved in today's crash

Bus similar to this involved in today's crash

A PASSENGER on a double decker bus involved in a fatal accident in the Fens told how he shouted out to God to help him The dramatic account was provided to a BBC reporter at the scene of the crash on the A47 which left one woman dead and 13 people injur

A PASSENGER on a double decker bus involved in a fatal accident in the Fens told how he "shouted out to God" to help him

The dramatic account was provided to a BBC reporter at the scene of the crash on the A47 which left one woman dead and 13 people injured.

The passenger described how he was using his laptop at the front of the bus when he heard a noise and his head hit the front of the bus and he got out.

He told the BBC how he "shouted out to God to help me and he did."

He added that he felt it could be the end as he saw the bank coming towards him but "there was no time to think".

The accident, which involved a First Eastern Counties bus travelling on the X1 route between Lowestoft and Peterborough and a car, happened at 11.10am on the A47 at Thorney near Peterborough.

The road was closed in both directions from the Eye roundabout to the Guyhirn roundabout, with diversions in place.

Police, ambulance, air ambulance and fire crews all attended. It is believed that the bus hit a tree.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said there was one fatality and a woman had been taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital with a fractured pelvis.

"This was a well attended incident with fire and police on the scene, six ambulances and both air ambulances and two senior officers," she said.

"There were six walking wounded with various injuries taken to Peterborough Hospital and a further person was collared and boarded with a suspected back and neck injury."

Five more patients were treated at the scene but not taken to hospital.

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