A US Olympic gold medallist was among several people hurt when a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in Swansea.

Kevin Young says he suffered a head injury and broke two ribs in the incident in Neath Road on Thursday morning.

The 53-year-old – who remains the 400m hurdles world record holder after victory in the 1992 Games in Barcelona – has shared pictures from his hospital bed on Twitter.

He captioned them: “Tough day trying to get to class, two broken ribs and head trauma.”

Mr Young is currently studying for a Masters degree in sports ethics and integrity at Swansea University.

One person has life-threatening injuries following the crash in Swansea
Image: One woman remains critically ill in hospital

Eight people were injured in the crash – including one woman who remains in a critical condition after being airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Two other people were seriously hurt but they have since been discharged.

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Five others are in a stable condition at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital, according to the Swansea Bay University Health Board.

A 63-year-old man was arrested and released under investigation.

The bus company, First Cymru, has said an investigation has begun.

On Friday, South Wales Police said they were appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage of the crash.