Elderly passenger taken to hospital after bus crash

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An elderly woman was taken to hospital with head injuries after a bus crashed in Blackpool.

Police said the bus hit a lamppost on Market Street in the town centre at around 12.40pm on Saturday.

The 80-year-old woman suffered head and facial injuries in the incident.

Paramedics took the woman to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she was checked over and later sent home, police said.

The road was closed for a time while the scene was cleared.