/Woman dies after bus crashes into bridge in Swansea

Woman dies after bus crashes into bridge in Swansea

A woman has died after a bus crashed into a bridge in Swansea. 

South Wales Police confirmed on Monday that Jessica Jing Ren died after the crash on Neath Road on December 12. The 36-year-old mum was a passenger on the double decker bus.

Eight people were taken to hospital when the number 10 bus collided with the bridge, totally destroying much of the top deck of the bus. Olympic gold medallist Kevin Young was among them and has described what happened when the bus crashed, putting him in hospital.

In a tribute, Jessica’s family said: “It is with the saddest regret that the family of Jessica Jing Ren have announced the passing of Jessica at the age of 36 years, following the tragic traffic incident on 12 December in Swansea.

“Jessica was the loving wife of Wenquang Wang, a devoted mother to five year old Yushu Wang and the cherished daughter of Mingqi Ren. Jessica had been a visiting academic who had joined the Accounting and Finance department in the School of Management in Swansea University in July this year, from Huanghuai University in China.

“A much loved and talented academic, Jessica will be deeply missed by her family and her friends both in China and in Swansea and will leave a great void in their lives.”

At 9:40am on Thursday, December 12, the First Cymru bus collided with a railway bridge off Neath Road in Swansea, near to Landore Social Club.

First Cymru managing director Andrew Sherrington said: “My thoughts are first and foremost with the family, friends and colleagues, and on behalf of First Cymru I would like to pass on our heartfelt condolences.”

The double-decker bus that struck a bridge in the Hafod area of Swansea
(Image: Robert Melen)
The First Cymru bus collided with a bridge in Swansea
(Image: Robert Melen)

A 63-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and has dash cam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting occurrence 1900456484

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