Several people were injured in an accident with a double-decker bus late Thursday evening in Berlin-Steglitz. According to initial findings, there were four injured, including two seriously injured, said a police spokesman. They were taken to hospitals for treatment.
According to the information, the accident happened around 10 p.m. on Bergstraße in an underpass that crosses a motorway and an S-Bahn line. The bus drove against the bridge there, the fire department said on Twitter.
The upper deck of the bus, which collided with a cross member of the bridge, was torn open and crushed at the front. Photos showed severe damage to the upper deck, extending to the middle of the bus.
The fire brigade was on site with 40 emergency services. According to the police, structural engineers checked the bridge with the result that no serious damage had occurred to the structure.
It was initially unclear why the 282 bus drove on this route and used the underpass. Regularly, the line goes through other streets nearby.