Two buses collide in Loughborough.

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Two buses have collided this afternoon around 5.45 on the Ashby Road A512.

One Driver was trapped and other driver received minor injuries and both were taken to hospital. The trapped drivers injuries are unknown at this time.

The collision happened on the Junction of Ashby Road and Old Ashby Road. One of the buses at some point went down the Central reservation destroying about 14 small tree bushes.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that both buses involved were passenger buses.

It is not known if any passengers were on board either bus at the time.

In an incident update, the fire service said: “One bus driver ejected from vehicle and driver of other bus trapped due to injuries.

“EMAS and fire crews extricating the trapped driver.

“Air ambulance in attendance.”

🔴 Updated News Sunday 28th April

The driver was taken by road ambulance to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains seriously ill today.

There were several passengers on the Arriva double-decker bus.

A number of passengers received minor injuries in the collision.

Police Appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Loughborough involving a bus and a coach.

Officers were called just after 5.30pm yesterday (27 April) to a report of collision involving an Arriva double decker bus and a white single deck coach on the A512 Ashby Road.

The ambulance service were in attendance and the driver of the bus was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains with serious injuries.

A passenger on the bus sustained minor injuries.

The coach driver was not injured and there were no passengers travelling on the coach.

At the time of the collision the bus was travelling along old Ashby Road onto the A512 while the coach was travelling on the A512 towards Loughborough.

The road was closed while emergency services responded at the scene and has since been reopened.

Detective Constable Alison Briance, the investigating officer, is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision and hasn’t as yet spoken to police or anyone who may have seen the vehicles prior to the collision to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 474 of 27 April.


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