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11th Jul 2022

Manchester bus crash: One dead after double-decker crashes into group of pedestrians

Steve Hopkins

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The bus was said to have hit pedestrians at a shelter at Piccadilly Gardens

A woman in her 50s has died and two others are injured after being hit by a double-decker bus in Manchester on Sunday night.

Another woman, also in her 50s, is in hospital with serious injuries following the collision at a bus stop in the Piccadilly area of the city centre shortly after 9.3opm. A man in his 60s was treated for minor injuries.

One eyewitness told the Manchester Evening News how they saw the bus “suddenly mount the kerb and crash into the bus stop”.

“There were hundreds of people standing around trying to help. The police were here within minutes.’ The bus driver remained at the scene to help officers as an investigation was launched.”

Stagecoach Manchester confirmed one of its vehicles was involved in a “serious incident”, with a spokesman saying: “Our first thoughts are for those affected by the incident and their families. Safety is our absolute priority and we are supporting the investigation into the circumstances involved in any way that we can.”

The road was taped off between Oldham Street and Lever Street until around 6am Monday and the bus stop outside Travelodge remains closed.

Police are appealing for anyone with dash or helmet-cam footage of the collision, or the area in the moments beforehand, to get in touch.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow.