Nov 092011

Four people were taken to the hospital after an accident on the Sydney Harbor Bridge; only minutes after two people passed out climbing the bridge.

The accident between a bus carrying 20 forest people and a car closed two southbound lanes today after noon.

Only three people in the car were taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital in stable condition and one bus passenger was taken to St Vincent Hospital.


Harbor Bridge Car and Bus Crash

All South lanes are now open, but a spokesman for the Transportation Management Center said traffic was still heavy. Early today, seventh lane of the bridge was closed for an hour when two people fainted twice while climbing the bridge. Paramedics climbed the bridge to check the condition under went by a woman, 61, who fainted about 11. 30 AM. An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman told that she did not want to be taken to the hospital.

Southbound bus lane was only half an hour earlier. It was closed so paramedics could deal with the 19-year-old man, who saves it at the top of the bridge. When paramedics arrived at the teenager, he was conscious and walked over the bridge itself. He was taken to Sydney Hospital in a stable condition. Bridge Climb’s told that the temperature at the bridge peak at 11.55AM has reached to 22.6 degrees.

The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded a temperature of about 23.5 degrees at the same time intended for Sydney Harbor. A Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb spokeswoman declined to remark, quoting privacy concerns.

Today’s emergency incidents follow a series that have plagued the bridge during the week.

On Sunday, a bridge lane closed for one hour after an elderly British man and a young woman who fainted during a book promotion.

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