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

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

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 6:00 am
RTC involving a car and bus in Broadway, Peterborough City Centre. Bus collided with building, person trapped in the car involved. EMN-151224-145555009

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

The aftermath of the crash in Broadway

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.”

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 aftermath of the crash in Broadway