A HUSBAND and wife were rushed to hospital after being hit by a bus while walking along a country road in South Warwickshire.
The accident happened on Monday evening (December 8) at about 4.45pm on the Stratford Road running from Ilmington towards Wimpstone – about half a mile from the Lower Quinton turning.
Medics were quickly on the scene and found the woman, aged 65, had been thrown into a five foot ditch with water at the bottom, while the man, also 65, was discovered lying in the road. The couple from Cheshire were both seriously injured.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman was thrown into a ditch that had water at the bottom. When crews arrived she was barely conscious. She was rescued with the help of firefighters and taken onto an ambulance where she started to come round.
“She had a serious head injury, pain in her back and a potential fracture to her pelvis. It took around 20 minutes to get her out of the water given the level of injury. As a result she had become very cold.
“Her husband was found on the road with a badly broken right arm and shoulder. He too was immobilised and taken on blue lights to the same hospital.
The driver of the single decker bus who was in his 30s was shaken but uninjured. There were only a few passengers on board at the time but none were injured.
The bus windscreen was smashed in the accident.