Northern Ireland

Driver injured after double decker bus crashes near Toome

Bus crash near Toome
Image caption John McKenna, who was travelling on the 212 service when the crash took place, took this photograph of the scene

Around 30 passengers have escaped injury after the double decker bus they were travelling on was involved in a crash outside Toome, County Antrim.

The express service was travelling from Londonderry to Belfast when the collision happened around 09:00 BST.

The driver of the bus had to be cut free by the fire service. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Translink said most of the passengers got onto a substitute bus to continue their journey shortly after.

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Three people were treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Colm Bryce from Derry was sitting at the front of the bus when the accident happened.

"There are a couple of us with slight injuries," he said.

"I have neck pain and they just recommended that I go to hospital to get it checked out."

The Hillhead Road between the Broagh Road and Castledawson was closed for a time but has now re-opened.