Shocking footage shows aftermath of bus and taxi crash in Preston

Video footage has emerged showing the aftermath of a bus and taxi crash in Preston this morning (Tuesday, May 25).

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 2:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 11:31 am

The crash happened at the traffic lights in Aqueduct Street at 9.11am, where the road joins Adelphi Street and Plungington Road.

Footage taken moments after the crash shows serious damage to both vehicles, including the bus driver's side window which has been smashed by the impact.

Preston Bus said the vehicle has been taken out of service for repairs and will remain "off the road" for several days.

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Pictures from the scene of the crash involving a bus and a taxi in Aqueduct Street, Preston on Tuesday morning (May 25)

You can watch the footage in our video player above.

Fortunately, both drivers escaped from the wreck unharmed and no pedestrians were injured. Ambulances attended the scene and treated the driver and a passenger for shock and bruising but they did not require hospital treatment.

The road was closed briefly whilst police investigated how the crash had occurred and the vehicles were recovered.

A spokesman for Preston Bus said: "The female driver and a passenger were advised by paramedics at the scene to visit hospital for a routine check-up following the accident, mainly for shock and bruising.

The scene of the crash at the junction of Aqueduct Street and Adelphi Street this morning (Tuesday, May 25)

"Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.

"The accident delayed services for a short period of time, but normal service was soon resumed.

"Unfortunately, there is quite extensive damage to the front o/s of the bus and it will be 'off the road' for several days."

A police spokesman added: "We were called to a road traffic collision between a bus and a taxi on Aqueduct Street, Preston. It was at 9.11am and was damage only."

Both drivers escaped from the wreck unharmed and no pedestrians were injured

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