Bus removed from Guide Dogs offices after crash which saw seven taken to hospital

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A bus which crashed into the offices of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in Peterborough has now been removed.

There is extensive damage to the office building in Broadway following the collision in Peterborough this morning (December 24).

The building will be examined in the next few days but is believed to be structurally sound following the collison.

The collision took place at about 11.25am on Christmas Eve when a car and bus collided. The Stagecoach bus then hit the offices of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. A Stagecoach spokesman said CCTV footage from the bus has been examined and showed the collision happened when the car exited a side street. The car and the bus collided and the bus then crashed into the office building.

Ambulance crews treated 13 patients, a spokesman said none were critically injured. A spokesman said: “We dispatched five ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers, and the Magpas air ambulance. Seven patients have been taken to Peterborough City Hospital, two patients have gone to a nearby minor injuries unit, and four have been assessed but do not need any further treatment.”

Those taken to hospital include the woman who was driving the Kia involved in the crash who is in her 50s. Her female passenger was also taken to hospital along with four women and one man who were passengers on the bus.

A man and a woman have been taken to MIU (minor injury unit).

Bus company Stagecoach issued a statement following the crash.

A spokesman said: “Our first thoughts are for the welfare of those involved. Safety is our highest priority and we will assist police fully with their inquiries into the incident.”