Bus company to foot headstone bill for cemetery crash

A bus with 15 passengers on board has crashed into a cemetery in Gateshead. 30 grave stones have been damaged.

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Go North East to pay headstone bill after cemetery crash

A bus company has confirmed it will cover the cost to repair graves that one of its buses wrecked in a cemetery crash.

Go North East said that it will "make good" any damage to headstones which were trashed when one of its fleet of buses crashed into Saltwell Cemetery in Gateshead.

It travelled some distance down the bank and wrecked around 30 gravestones.

The bus was carrying 15 passengers onboard when it lost control and smashed through the railings at the cemetery.

Any claims will be dealt with in the usual manner. We will make good any damage that has been caused in the incident.

This is a serious incident and our thoughts are with the passengers and their families at this moment.

We will carry out a full investigation to establish exactly how the accident occurred.

– A spokesman for Go North East

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30 graves damaged as bus crashes into cemetery

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30 graves have been damaged as a bus ploughed through a cemetery on Saltwell Road in Gateshead.

The bus had approximately 15 passengers on board who are receiving treatment by paramedics who are currently at the scene. At this stage, it's not believed anyone is seriously injured.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area while recovery of the vehicles is carried out.

Police are at the scene Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

15 passengers in bus crash at Gateshead cemetery

Police are currently dealing with a crash at a cemetery in Gateshead.

Just before 11.05am today, (Thursday, 4th September) police received a report that a bus had hit a stationary vehicle before going through railings into a cemetery on Saltwell Road South.

The bus had approximately 15 passengers on board who are receiving treatment by paramedics who are currently at the scene. At this stage, it's not believed anyone is seriously injured.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area while recovery of the vehicles is carried out.

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