Cambridgeshire

Cambridge 'guided busway' crash leaves three injured

Cambridge guided busway crash
An eyewitness said a bus crashed into the back of another

Three people have been injured after two buses crashed on a guided busway in Cambridgeshire.

The collision at 15:50 GMT at Swavesey was between two buses heading in the direction of St Ives, Andy Campbell from Stagecoach said.

Three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed.

Passenger Michaela Murray said the bus she was on slowed down for horses and another bus hit it from behind.

"Glass smashed into the bus. No-one knew what had happened. The driver got up and asked if everyone was all right," she said.

Ms Murray said she saw people who looked like they had broken their noses and she took herself to the doctors after having neck pains.

Second crash

Diversions were put in place while the buses were recovered.

The 16-mile concrete-tracked busway opened last year and runs services between Huntingdon and Trumpington, south of Cambridge.

It is the second crash on the busway in three months.

In November a bus came off its tracks, with the driver treated for shock. No defect was found in the vehicle, an investigation found.

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