- 6 Jun 2005
From the Yorkshire Evening Press
FIVE PEOPLE were slightly injured after a bus crashed into a shelter in York city centre, showering passengers with glass.
The accident happened on the south side of Stonebow, opposite the Jobcentre, yesterday at about 12.20pm. The number six First bus hit the shelter as it pulled up at the bus stop, shattering the glass panelling.
Peggy Hand, an elderly passenger from Bishopthorpe, was just sitting down at the shelter when the bus struck, and told of the drama.
"The glass came everywhere," she said. "I was covered. I had a few cuts to my leg and glass on my clothes."
Mrs Hand said: "I was in the act of sitting down when everything exploded. It was terrible. It does show how things can happen so quickly."
Peter Edwards, commercial director of First, said five people were slightly injured in the crash.
He said: "We are investigating what happened and will be interviewing the driver concerned."
He said it appeared the driver had overtaken another vehicle at the previous stop, and was trying to get his bus as close to the shelter as he could.
As he came in at an angle, he hit the shelter.
Of the five people injured, one was taken to hospital. Mr Edwards said their condition was not serious.