Driver and passengers hurt in bus crash

Bus crash at Caldecott
Bus crash at Caldecott

The driver of a bus and two passengers needed treatment for minor injuries after a coach crashed into a wall in Caldecott.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident which happened in Main Street at about 7.30am on Monday (March 24).

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police: “The driver and two passengers were treated for minor injuries and there was no other vehicle involved.”

The bus ploughed into a wall at the home of retired doctor Andrew Davidson, knocking down two sections of the stonework.

He said: “I heard a bang at about 7.30am and went out to see what had happened. No one was badly injured but people seemed to be in shock.

“A young man who was a member of the Armed Forces and who was passing through the village did a tremendous job by stopping the traffic and helping people.

“I have had the corner of my garden wall knocked down time twice before. We’ve campaigned for a bypass but there isn’t the money.”

No one from the bus company was available to comment.