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Ulsterbus Crashes Onto Strangford Lough Beach

9th December 2015
This Ulsterbus crashed through a wall on Portaferry Road
This Ulsterbus crashed through a wall on Portaferry Road onto the beach on Strangford Lough before first light on Wednesday 9 December UK Coastguard

#BusCrash - HM Coastguard teams from Bangor and Portaferry were on the scene at Strangford Lough this morning (Wednesday 9 December) after a bus crashed from Portaferry Road onto the beach below.

No passengers were on board when the Ulsterbus crashed through a wall on the road outside Newtownards in Co Down just before 6.55am.

The driver was taken to hospital as workers cleared debris from the road and raced to recover the bus from the beach before high tide, as the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency also sent officers to the scene to check for any pollution that may have occurred. The PSNI and ambulance service were also in attendance.

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MacDara Conroy

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