Saturday 1 October 2016

Police appeal for witnesses after bus crashes into house

Tom Wilkinson

Published 12/05/2015 | 21:53

A yellow single-decker hit a house near a junctio Credit: Kev Atkinson/PA Wire
A yellow single-decker hit a house near a junctio Credit: Kev Atkinson/PA Wire
A yellow single-decker hit a house near a junctio Credit: Kev Atkinson/PA Wire

The driver and passenger of a car thought to have been in collision with a bus before it crashed into a house have been urged to contact police after they left before officers arrived at the scene.

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The yellow single decker Go North East bus hit a terraced property in Pallion, Sunderland, just after 5pm.

Northumbria Police said one person was in the house in Merle Terrace at the time, but he was not injured.

The force said there were no reports of anyone on the bus being seriously hurt either. A spokesman said a "small number" of passengers were treated by paramedics at the scene as a precaution.

But the occupants of a Renault Clio thought to have been involved in a collision before the bus hit the house were not treated as they left before the emergency services arrived.

A force spokesman said: "Inquiries are being carried out to trace the driver and a passenger and officers are keen for them to get in contact to confirm they are OK and do not require medical treatment."

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 831 120515.

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