A WOMAN sustained crush injuries after being hit by a car as she got off a bus in Burton.
The victim was pinned against the bus in the horrific incident which saw a Renault Kangoo hit her just as she was getting off the bus in Princess Way, Stretton, sandwiching her between the two vehicles.
The stricken woman, in her 40s, was trapped for around an hour before being airlifted to hospital.
She sustained injuries to her chest, ribs and pelvis but her condition was not said to be life-threatening.
The drama unfolded at around 3pm and saw Princess Way sealed off and an air ambulance land at Pirelli Stadium as rescue teams carefully tried to free the injured woman.
An elderly woman was also cut free from the Renault and taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital along with the driver, a man in his 80s.
Eye-witnesses described the car mounting the kerb before colliding with the bus.
A passenger on the bus, who asked not to be named, was on his way home to Stretton at the time.
He told the Mail: “The bus pulled up because someone wanted to get off, then there was just this bang.”
“She got off the bus and the driver of the car couldn’t stop and for whatever reason mounted the kerb. The car ended up on the pavement and the woman became trapped between the bus and the car.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “A woman sustained chest injuries and was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.”
West Midlands Ambulance Spokesman Chris Kowalik said: “Fluids and pain relief were administered at the scene and she was immobilised before being flown to hospital.
“The driver of the car, a man in his 80s, was shaken and had minor facial injuries. His passenger, a woman in her 70s, was trapped in the car and was freed with the help of the fire service.
“She had suspected knee injuries and had shoulder and back pain. She was immobilised as a precaution also taken to Queen’s Hospital.”
Motorists heading towards Stretton were instructed to turn around at the Pirelli Stadium as the road remained closed for hours after the incident.