Elderly woman injured in Norwich bus stop crash

The bus crash at Anglia Square in Norwich.

The bus crash at Anglia Square in Norwich. - Credit: Archant

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital this afternoon after a bus crashed into a bus shelter in Norwich.

Emergency services were called to Magdalen Street in Anglia Square at 1.40pm today following the collision, which involved a First Eastern Counties bus.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said a rapid response vehicle, ambulance and ambulance officer were called at 1.40pm after an elderly patient was thrown by the impact of broken glass from the bus stop.

They arrived within six minutes and the woman, who had suffered a back injury, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.

Eye witnesses said the collision involved a double decker number 21 bus travelling from the hospital to Old Catton.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said officers were called to the collision. However, the woman had not suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

Magdalen Street remained open following the incident and a cordon has been set up around the bus stop and the broken glass.

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A spokesman for First Eastern Counties said: 'We can confirm that one of our vehicles was involved in a collision with a bus shelter in Anglia Square.'

'Passengers can expect delays to service 21 this afternoon.

'We are working closely with Norfolk police and an internal investigation is underway.'