Bus and police van involved in two collisions on icy York roads

15 Jan 2021 @ 11.28 am
| News

A bus skidded off the road and collided with railings in York this morning (Friday).

And then a police vehicle responding to the accident was in collision with a car.

The First York bus hit black ice and skidded off Leeman Road near the railway bridge and Carlisle Street.

A police vehicle and damaged car at the junction of Water End and Salisbury Road

No one was hurt.

Leeman Road was closed while the council gritters sorted the ice.

In the other incident a police vehicle responding to the accident with the bus was in collision with a car on the corner of Water End and Salisbury Road.

Initially vehicles were not being allowed to turn right onto Salisbury Road, but now traffic is flowing freely.

Again no one was hurt. A van and car were later taken away by a recovery vehicle.

The bus’s window was smashed and part of the front of the vehicle was damaged. It was been moved from the scene then towed to the First Bus depot at James Street.

The damaged front of the bus
Preparing to tow the damaged bus

North Yorkshire Police issued a statement this afternoon.

“A police vehicle collided with a car while responding to an incident in York today.

“No serious injuries were reported following the collision at around 11.05am.

“An ambulance attended to provide medical checks.

“The marked police Ford Transit collided with a Citroen DS on Leeman Road near Water End.

“The police vehicle was en-route to reports of another collision nearby.

“In line with normal procedure, an investigation is taking place into the circumstances.”