UPDATE: Road reopens after OAP dies in crash at Carnforth

An elderly woman has been killed and several other people injured in a collision between a bus and a car at Carnforth.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 5:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:03 pm
Eight people are known to have been injured after a crash at Carnforth.
Eight people are known to have been injured after a crash at Carnforth.

A police spokesman said the driver of the car, an elderly woman, was pronounced dead at the scene on Scotland Road.

Several bus passengers suffered minor injuries and have been treated by paramedics.

Road closures in place on Scotland Road have now been lifted.

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The injured include an elderly man with head injuries and an elderly woman with leg injuries – both of whom were on the bus. Police described them as “walking wounded”.

Police were called at 11.40am on Tuesday.

The road was closed at the Scotland Road roundabout, main streets in Carnforth were also closed and an ambulance, air ambulance and fire crews were called.

Morecambe Area Police said on their Facebook page: “The A6 Scotland Road in Carnforth is currently closed between the B6254 Market Street and Junction 35A of the M6 due to a serious collision.

“A bridge has also been damaged during the collision and, as a result, the road is likely to be closed for some time.”

The car involved was a silver Kia Sorrento and the bus was the 755 service between Morecambe and Bowness.

A Stagecoach spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the person who died and for those affected by this incident.

“Safety is our highest priority and we will assist police fully with their inquiries into the incident.”