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Make Your Own Jokes As A London Bus With Specsavers Ad Crashed Into Bridge

Stewart Perrie

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Make Your Own Jokes As A London Bus With Specsavers Ad Crashed Into Bridge

Irony (noun): "The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect."

The scenario that a bus driver unfortunately found themselves in this afternoon couldn't be defined as anything other than ironic.

The red, double-decker vehicle was travelling through Old Oak Common Lane, north-west London, when it came across a bridge that was much lower than the 16ft high bus.

Specsaver bus
Specsaver bus

Credit: KNS News

If this was any ordinary bus, it would only raise a few eyebrows but this particular vehicle was sporting a big ad for glasses company Specsavers.

The company is well known for its advertisements showing people getting into funny and compromising situations or positions because they weren't wearing specs.

Arguably, the company's most famous tagline is, 'Should have gone to Specsavers', and there will be no doubt that everyone will be saying that about this bus driver. The irony is just too much.

A witness to the crash has told Metro: "I heard a lorry sounding its horn and looked round. It was trying to warn the bus in front of it about the low bridge.

Specsaver bus
Specsaver bus

Credit: KNS News

"But the bus didn't slow down at all and only applied its brakes after the impact. The roof was left hanging off. There seemed to be two learner drivers and an inspector on the bus. I'd say it was going no more than 20 mph when it crashed."

Driving with your mum or dad when you were on your lessons was stressful enough, but this happening to a driver-in-training on a double decker bus would be pretty terrifying. Thankfully, it didn't appear anyone else was on the vehicle.

It's pretty lucky that no one was up on the second floor as the roof of the bus was ripped clean off in the incident. Pictures of the crash show a big, yellow sign saying, 'LOW BRIDGE' and a clear indication of how low the structure was.

Specsaver bus
Specsaver bus

Credit: KNS News

Transport for London hasn't directly addressed the situation on social media.

England's capital city has experienced several serious bus crashes in recent weeks.

A double decker bus slammed into a shop in August, injuring 10 people and trapping two people. One passenger claimed the driver 'blacked out' just before the incident near Clapham Junction railway station in the city's south-west.

A bus ploughed into two cars only yesterday in Hackney, with two people suffering minor injuries. Strangely, the bus driver didn't seem to realise he'd hit the vehicles and kept accelerating, pushing the cars along the street.

Sources: Metro, Guardian, Mirror

Featured Image Credit: KNS News

Topics: UK News, News, Bus, London

Stewart Perrie
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