Bus driver gets unwanted scaffolding coat

A bus ended up with a scaffolding overcoat after dozy builders made it too low to support crumbling architecture at the front of a hotel in the city of Innsbruck.

The scaffolding had been put up when large chunks of the Hotel Ibis at the local train station threatened to break off and fall onto the street below after bungling builders made it five centimetres too low.

As a result the bus ended up tearing into the scaffolding and carrying it off as it drove away having dropped off passengers at the hotel.

Firemen were called to dismantle the scaffolding from around the vehicle causing lengthy traffic tailbacks as other buses and taxis waited to arrive.

Nobody was hurt in the accident and the scaffolding has now been relocated that the proper height.