Petworth Road Re-opens After Tree Crushes Bus Print

Petworth Road between Lane End, Hambledon, and Witley has reopened, many hours after it was closed after an oak tree fell on a bus, severely injuring the driver.

The number 70 Stagecoach service was travelling towards Hambledon on route to Haslemere when the huge tree was brought down by severe winds at about 8.30am.

The tree fell across the road, crushing the front of the bus.

The incident happened beside the Witley War Memorial, close to the White Hart pub. The road was blocked for much of the day but was reopened late this afternoon (Jan 3rd)

Two passengers on the bus escaped injury. The driver had to be cut free and was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, south west London.

Many other roads in the Hambledon area were affected by the high winds, with snapped branches and other debris littering roads.

More details can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-16392871 or at http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2105742_driver_trapped_as_oak_tree_falls_on_bus_in_witley

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