Storm Eunice: Bus hit by fallen tree on Elstow Road and person injured by tree on Bushmead Avenue

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A fallen tree hit a bus on Elstow Road during Storm Eunice. Image: Chris Hepworth
A fallen tree hit a bus on Elstow Road during Storm Eunice. Image: Chris Hepworth

A bus has been hit by a tree on Elstow Road and a person has been injured by a fallen tree on Bushmead Avenue.

Several other incidents have been reported as winds battered Bedford throughout the day.

Latest updates

Update 6:10 pm: Bushmead Road, Bromham Road, London Road and Bushmead Road all appear to have been opened.

Update 5:44 pm: Stagecoach has suspended all services, stating their first priority is “to keep our passengers and staff safe.”

In a statement to the Bedford Independent, they said: “Following one of our buses being struck by a falling tree in Bedford, we have now suspended all bus services in the area for the current time.

“Thankfully, nobody was injured but we need to take every precaution we can during this extreme spell of weather.

“Passengers are advised to keep a check on our website or social media channels for the latest service information.”

Update 5:21 pm: Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that it was a woman in her 50s who was hit by a tree on Bushmead Avenue.

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A child that was with her at the time was unharmed.

Update 4:40 pm: Another tree has now fallen on London Road, near Barford Avenue, blocking the way for motorists. Police are on the scene.

A tree has now fallen on London Road. Image: Mark Scott/We Are Bedford/Facebook

Earlier, BFRS issued advice for people to ‘stay indoors’ as Storm Eunice hit the Borough earlier today as they were called to clear a fallen tree blocking the road into Biddenham.

Read: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue urge “stay indoors” as they tackle Bedford road blocked by fallen tree

Wind gusts were expected to reach up to 63mph according to the Met Office and an amber weather warning has been issued for the area.

Read: Bedfordians advised “only travel if you have to” as Storm Eunice edges closer

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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