TWO people have been taken to hospital following an open-top bus crash in Swansea.

The collision happened at approximately 2.30pm yesterday (Aug 10) on the Mumbles Road, near Knab Rock.

Eyewitnesses in the area said that the open-top bus collided with trees.

One casualty was airlifted to University Hospital Wales, Cardiff and the second was taken via ambulance to Morriston Hospital, Swansea. Other passengers were assessed at the scene.

Police have said that none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The bus involved in the collision was one of First Cymru’s ‘Cymru Coasters’. 

Debris can be seen strewn across the road – Image credit – James Fillery

A spokesperson for First Cymru said: “We can confirm one of our vehicles operating the Swansea to Mumbles service was involved in a collision earlier this afternoon.

“Following the incident the operator immediately implemented its emergency procedures and sent representatives to the scene to provide support to those involved and the emergency services.

“We will work closely with the emergency services as part of our investigation.”

Other eyewitnesses said that a number of the passengers appeared to have been in ‘shock’ after the incident, with many receiving treatment at the roadside.

Debris from the collision could be seen strewn near the site, and part of the roofing structure of the bus can be seen to have been ripped almost off.