Bus hits power pole in Linwood
An Orbiter bus has crashed into a power pole, causing a three-car pile-up and traffic congestion in Linwood.
Police said the bus hit a power pole at the corner of Aldwins Rd and Linwood Ave, about 9.30am.
Moments later, three "rubber-necking" drivers crashed nose-to-tail, causing minor injuries to seven people.
"They were all looking at the crash," a police spokesman said.
The bus was not carrying any passengers and the bus driver was uninjured.
A St John Ambulance spokesman said seven people from the three crashed cars suffered minor injuries, but none required hospital treatment.
The traffic lights were out as a result.
"I think the main issue from this accident was the congestion it caused at the intersection," a St John spokesman said.
- The Press
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