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Swansea bus crash: Olympic gold medallist Kevin Young injured

An Olympic gold medallist was among those injured after a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge.Kevin Young, a 400m hurdler whose world record at the 1992 games in Barcelona has still not been beaten, tweeted he suffered “broken ribs and head trauma”.A woman is in critical condition after the bus, bound for Swansea University,…

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An Olympic gold medallist was among those injured after a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge.

Kevin Young, a 400m hurdler whose world record at the 1992 games in Barcelona has still not been beaten, tweeted he suffered “broken ribs and head trauma”.

A woman is in critical condition after the bus, bound for Swansea University, crashed into the bridge on Neath Road, Swansea at 09:40 GMT on Thursday.

A 63-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has been released.

Two other people were seriously hurt, while others are in a stable condition.

American Mr Young said it was a “tough day trying to get to class”.

He is among a group of seven former Olympians to be the last students to take on a degree at Swansea University before the course moves to Belgium.

The course – a master’s in sports ethics and integrity – aims to teach future sports administrators about anti-doping, illegal betting and child protection.

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Kevin Young competing at the 1992 US Olympic Trials in New Orleans

The bus was travelling from Swansea University’s Singleton campus to its Swansea Bay campus.

A First Cymru spokesman said the bus was off its normal route due to a temporary road closure.

Network Rail said the height restriction on the bridge is 3.3m (11ft) but the sign was dislodged in the crash.

In a statement, South Wales Police thanked the public “for their patience while the road was closed” and asked any witnesses with dash cam footage to contact them.

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