Thursday, December 7

14 injured in Peterborough city centre bus crash



Several people have been injured after a bus crashed into a city centre building. The single-decker bus was also involved in a collision with a car in Peterborough shortly before midday.

Police, fire crews, paramedics, and an air ambulance attended the scene and the road between Church Walk and Broadway was cordoned off.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground and a rescue vehicle were called to a road traffic collision in Broadway, Peterborough city centre.”

A structural engineer was called to assess damage to the building and a gas engineer isolated the mains. Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue two casualties from the car by 1pm.

A further 12 walking wounded are being treated by the ambulance service at a nearby triage centre.

Station Commander Jamie Johnson said: “The emergency services have worked extremely well together to successfully rescue and treat casualties. “Severe damage has also been caused to a building as a result of the collision.”