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Police appeal for passengers of double-decker bus crash to come forward

Police appeal for passengers of double-decker bus crash to come forward

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:22pm 23rd October 2019.

Police have released a fresh appeal for witnesses after a double-decker bus crash in Devon.

37 people were hurt and eight were left seriously injured after the vehicle overturned.

A "major incident" was declared with over 100 emergency service workers on the scene.

It happened the A385 Totnes Road on Saturday 5th October with police, paramedics, firefighters and the air ambulance were all called.

Now officers are asking those who were on the bus at the time and left before speaking to police to come forward.

Devon bus crash

"We believe that there were around 60 people on board the bus at the time of the incident, many were uninjured and had left the scene before speaking to our officers.

"We are keen to speak with a number of occupants from the bus who have been identified from CCTV leaving the scene.

"Please contact the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Plympton. Telephone 101 or email scitplymouth@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk quoting 0291 051019."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Officers and ambulance crews praised their staff for their work during the horror crash.

Stagecoach said they are supporting officers with the investigation and its thoughts go out to all those involved.

Devon bus crash

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