Updated: Two buses and a van crash in York city centre

The damage to the front of the bus on Rougier Street. Photographs: Richard McDougall

Two buses have been involved in a crash in York city centre.

The accident, which also involved a van, happened at the junction of Rougier Street and Station Road at about 9.49am this morning (Wednesday).

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said there was one injury – the driver of the van who reported a back injury.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said an ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene and one patient was taken to York Hospital.

Some damage has been caused to the front of a First York bus, including a smashed headlight.

Marc Bichtemann, managing director of First York said:

  • I can confirm that two of our buses were involved in a collision with a van this morning on Rougier Street.

    Both buses were in service, on routes 6 and 7. First York staff attended the scene together with the emergency services.

    One of our drivers has a minor injury and we are supporting him, no passenger injuries have been reported. We understand the van driver did sustain injury and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

    Although local services continued to operate on route, local traffic was delayed and we’d like to thank people for their patience.

    We will be working closely with the police as part of the investigation into the collision.

The collision blocked Rougier Street causing long tailbacks. By 10.50pm the road had been cleared and traffic was running freely again.

 

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