Weymouth bus drivers have been labelled ‘heroes’ after they helped to save a woman’s life.

It came after First bus staff found a woman in need of urgent medical attention on a bus at their Weymouth depot off King Street.

It is understood she had entered the depot and got onto a vehicle before being discovered injured.

Staff provided ‘life saving support’ whilst they awaited the arrival of the emergency services.

The woman was later rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Rebecca Mantyk, Operations Director at First South, said: “I can’t comment on the specifics of the incident, but I would like to pay tribute to the staff who stepped in to deal with situation and offer life-saving support while emergency services were on their way.

“These types of incidents show that the role of a bus driver goes beyond simply sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle; it demonstrates the important role they play in society on a daily basis. It highlights them as our unsung heroes, and I know others will join me in thanking them for their quick actions."

She added: “Our colleagues are being offered support, and our thoughts are with the lady involved.”

Two ambulances, an operations officer and a doctor were joined by officers from Dorset Police to help deal with the incident which is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “At 3.45pm on Friday July 5, Dorset Police received a report of a woman requiring medical attention inside the bus depot in Weymouth.

“Officers attended with the ambulance service and the woman was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries. 

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

Medical incident at bus depotMedical incident at bus depot (Image: Maps)

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 3.46pm on Friday, July 5 to an incident in Weymouth.

“We sent two double-crewed land ambulances, an operations officer and a doctor to the scene.”

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, the Samaritans are available 24/7 and can be contacted for free via phone: 116 123.

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