Lorry smashes into bus stop outside Royal Preston Hospital

A bus shelter outside Royal Preston Hospital was left a mangled wreck after a lorry driver crashed into it on Friday (March 25).

By Matthew Calderbank
Tuesday, 29th March 2022, 9:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th March 2022, 11:18 am

The smash happened next to St Clare's Catholic Church and Primary School in Sharoe Green Lane, just outside the grounds of the hospital, at around 5.30pm.

A lorry driver reportedly reversed into the shelter whilst trying to manoeuvre around a turning circle.

The force of the impact uprooted the bus stop from the pavement, shattering the glass and mangling the metal frame.

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The force of the crash uprooted the bus stop from the pavement and left it a mangled wreck

Fire crews were called to the scene to inspect the damage and ensure it was safe for the public and passing traffic.

Lancashire Police said no one was injured in Friday’s incident.

Lancashire County Council have been approached for comment.

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The bus stop was damaged after a lorry reversed into it outside Royal Preston Hospital in Sharoe Green Lane on Friday (March 25)

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Fire crews at the scene outside St Clare's Catholic Church in Sharoe Green Lane