Peterborough woman admits causing Christmas Eve bus crash which left 13 injured

Emergency services at the scene EMN-151224-145555009

Emergency services at the scene EMN-151224-145555009

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A Peterborough woman has admitted causing a bus crash which left a number of people injured in Peterborough city centre on Christmas Eve.

Yasmin Kauser (46) of Park Road, Peterborough, was driving a Kia on Church Walk when she crashed into the side of the bus, which was driving along Broadway at about noon on December 24.

RTC involving a car and bus in Broadway, Peterborough City Centre. Bus collided with building, person trapped in the car involved. EMN-151224-145650009

RTC involving a car and bus in Broadway, Peterborough City Centre. Bus collided with building, person trapped in the car involved. EMN-151224-145650009

The bus crashed into the Guide Dogs for the Blind offices on Broadway, causing extensive damage to the building.

A total of 13 people, including Kauser, were injured in the collision.

Yesterday (Tuesday) Peterborough Magistrates Court heard Kauser had pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.

Kauser did not attend court, but entered her guilty plea by post.

We believe the situation was aggravated by the number of injuries suffered by other people, the damage to vehicles and property, and the fact there would have been a lot of pedestrians about due to the Christmas period.”


Magistrate Sarah Hughes

Femi Fekile, prosecuting, told the court seven passengers on the bus were injured, with one suffering cracked ribs.

Magistrate Sarah Hughes said she was adjourning the case until September 6, so Kauser could attend the hearing.

She said: “We are adjourning for Mrs Kauser to attend. We believe the situation was aggravated by the number of injuries suffered by other people, the damage to vehicles and property, and the fact there would have been a lot of pedestrians about due to the Christmas period.
“We are adjourning to consider disqualification.”

The aftermath of the crash in Broadway

The aftermath of the crash in Broadway