AN elderly woman was treated by ambulance staff after she fell when a bus braked sharply this morning.

Police and paramedics were called to Banbury Road in Oxford this morning following the incident, which was at first believed to be a crash.

The woman was treated for breathing difficulties after the fall when the bus braked sharply near the Cutteslowe roundabout at about 7.40am.

South Central Ambulance spokesman Gill Hodgetts said: “The passenger suffered minor injuries after falling over in the aisle of the bus and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital suffering minor injuries.”

Thames Valley Police spokesman Rebecca Webber added: “The elderly woman needed treatment for breathing difficulties.

“The bus braked but did not hit another vehicle.”