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Woman trapped under bus at Southend bus depot
9:01pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
A WOMAN had to be rescued by firefighters after she became trapped under a bus.
Three appliances from Southend fire station were called to the bus depot in Chichester Road, Southend, just before 6.15pm.
The driver had been pulling into the depot when he heard a loud bang.
As he stepped off the bus he realised a woman, in her 40s, has become trapped underneath.
Firefighters used airbags to lift the bus and successfully free the woman by 6.40pm.
Sub-officer Frank Parkinson said: "At this stage we don't know how the incident happened.
"When we got to the scene she was talking to us which is always a good sign, but she might have sustained injuries to her legs and pelvis.
"The bus driver was understandably very shaken up."
All passengers were forced to leave the bus.
The woman was taken by paramedics to Southend Hospital.