Bus driver dies in 'medical episode' at the wheel after crashing into house

A bus driver died after falling ill and crashing his vehicle into a house. (Reach)

A bus driver has died after suffering a "medical episode" and crashing into a house.

The driver of the double decker fell ill at the wheel during his route in Oldbury, West Midlands.

He was driving along Wolverhampton Road on Saturday morning when the incident took place.

The vehicle crashed into the front garden and hit a wall outside the house at about 7.40am.

Emergency services at the scene where a bus crashed into a house in Oldbury, West Midlands. (Reach)

There were no passengers on board the bus at the time and no one else was injured, West Midlands Police said.

Emergency services, including paramedics, police and firefighters, were called to the incident between Birchley Island and Titford Road.

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However, the bus driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "A bus driver has died after suffering a medical episode in Oldbury this morning.

The driver of the bus was pronounced dead at the scene. (Reach)

"The bus collided with a wall at the junction of Titford Road and Wolverhampton Road at around 7.40am.

"There were no passengers on the bus and no one else has been injured. Road closures are in place which will be lifted in due course.

"Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the man."

Pictures from the scene showed the bus on top of the wall of the property, just inches from the house. The vehicle's sign read: "Not in service".