Bus ploughs into shelter...again

Bus collision with bus shelter.
Bus collision with bus shelter.
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THREE people had a lucky escape when a double decker smashed into a bus shelter – destroying it for the second time in three years.

Glass rained down on those waiting for the bus which struck the shelter on Victoria Road West, Cleveleys, leaving one teenager with blood pouring from a nasty head wound .

Eyewitnesses and local business owners said they were amazed no one was killed in the terrifying crash – a carbon copy of one three years ago when another Blackpool Transport bus hit the shelter.

A 17-year-old girl was taken to hospital with a head wound after the number nine bus struck the shelter at 10am yesterday.

Business owners and shoppers rushed to the aid of the three people at the bus stop and a further eight nearby who were hit by flying glass.

Stuart Kinsella from Bispham, who was in the shelter when the accident happened, said: “The bus came around the one-way system and collided with the shelter.

“Every pane of glass shattered and a lady got hurt – it was scary.

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