Stagecoach bus collides with footbridge in city centre

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The roof of a Stagecoach double decker bus has been ripped off after a collision with a bridge in Lancaster city centre.

The bus collided with a footbridge on St. George’s Quay at 11.30am. Fortunately there were no passengers present on the bus at the time of the crash.

The police were called at 11.34am and immediately closed the road. Other emergency vehicles were soon at the scene where driver was treated for shock.  There are no other reports of serious injury.

Highway officials were also shortly on the scene to assess to structure of the footbridge.
A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: “Safety is our absolute priority. The bridge involved is not part of a planned bus route and we will now investigate what has happened on this occasion as a matter of urgency.”

SCAN advises members of the public to stay away from the area immediately surrounding the crash site until it is deemed safe by authorities.

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