Car crashes into bus

Leigh Road, Leigh (Google Maps)
Leigh Road, Leigh (Google Maps)

A CAR has crashed into the side of a bus.

Police were called at 10pm on last night after a black Audi collided with the 582 bus on Leigh Road in Leigh.

An ambulance attended but police confirmed that there were only minor injuries.

Lee Robert McStein, who was on the bus, posted on Facebook: “The black car was overtaking a white van along the bend at Hendon Street going towards Leigh.

“The bus was going the opposite way towards Bolton and had to swerve to avoid a head on, and the black car struck both the bus and van.

“Quite a few people were thrown about in the bus, but no major injuries. The bus driver really does deserve a medal for the way he handled it.”