VIDEO UPDATE: 13 injured after bus hits car and building in Peterborough city centre

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Ambulance crews are treating 13 patients after a bus collided with a car and a building in Broadway, Peterborough, today, Thursday.

A statement from the ambulance service said: “We have dispatched five ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers, and the Magpas air ambulance.

Fire crews work to free people trapped in the Kia

Fire crews work to free people trapped in the Kia

“In total we are treating 13 patients – none appear to be in a critical condition.

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: “At around 12.15pm today (24 December) a car was involved in a collision with one of our buses on Broadway, Peterborough. Initial reports suggest that the collision has resulted in the bus being pushed into a building. 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.”

More on the collision here.