After a collision on the A24 with several injuries, the POLICE are looking for witnesses.
Emergency services were called from the road in Ashington to the southbound ramp at around 3.50pm following a collision between a car and a bus.
The bus then burst into flames, and firefighters struggled to put out the blaze.
The driver of the bus and eight passengers suffered minor injuries, who were treated at the scene – one was taken to hospital for treatment.
The passenger in the car, a 40-year-old woman, was seriously injured and the driver, a man in his 50s, suffered minor injuries.
Both were taken to the hospital for treatment.
PC Steve Lambeth of the Roads Policing Unit said: “We are very interested to hear from any witnesses to this collision or anyone with dashcam footage of a gray BMW 430i or the number 23 Metrobus before the collision.
“Both would have gone south on the A24.
“I would also like to thank members of the public who stopped at the scene to assist the injured passengers before emergency services arrived and the staff at the local M&S petrol station who provided cold drinks for those involved during the scorching heat .”
The driveway remains closed after severe fire damage and needs to be repaved.
Metrobus Chief Executive Ed Wills said: “An incident occurred at 3.45pm on Saturday 13 August 2022 in Ashington on the A24 when a car collided with one of our buses.
“The driver successfully evacuated all passengers from the bus and took them to a safe area while emergency services were at the scene.
“The incident is currently being investigated by the police.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20656703.police-appeal-witnesses-a24-collision/?ref=rss Police are looking for witnesses to the collision on the A24