A bus has crashed into a house in Sunderland, injuring passengers on board.
Five people were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital after the accident which happened just after 5pm on Tuesday 12th May.
Eye-witnesses say a yellow single-decker Go North East bus swerved to avoid a car, then crashed into a house on Merle Terrace in Pallion, Sunderland. The 61-year-old occupier of the house was unhurt.
According to reports in the Sunderland Echo, one eye-witness said that a passenger had “kicked the back window through to get out” and that “some people on the bus were taken away in an ambulance.”
UK bus drivers are very highly trained and adhere to strict safety regulations and travelling by bus is generally a very safe way to travel. Unfortunately, accidents do happen from time to time. According to the latest UK Government statistics, there were 4,873 reported passenger injuries in 2013 arising from UK bus accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident on a bus, you can claim compensation against the bus operator.
Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyers have years of experience in helping people claim compensation for injuries sustained in accidents on buses, trains and other forms of public transport.
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