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Bus crashes directly into opticians in West Yorkshire



Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang before realising that a bus had crashed into a store in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

The crash happened in Shipley. Pic: Daz Midgley
Police said there were no ‘major injuries’ after the crash. Pic: Daz Midgley

A bus has crashed into an opticians, leaving the premises wrecked and half the vehicle embedded in the store.

The front end of the orange, single-decker Yorkshire Tiger bus was left stuck in Shipley Eyewear Opticians in the centre of the West Yorkshire town on Monday lunchtime.

Police said there were no “major injuries”.

A West Yorkshire force spokeswoman said: “We were called at 12.05pm to reports a bus had gone into a shop at Market Street.

“Inquiries are continuing.”

Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang before realising what had happened.

A police cordon was put around the scene and the road was closed for more than two hours, disrupting local bus services.

After the crash, the bus company said in a tweet that “everyone is okay”.

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