House destroyed and woman taken to hospital after First Bus double decker crash in Bristol

The bus has been removed from the house following a structural survey

A woman has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash that saw a First Bus double-decker smash into a house in Bristol.

Officers were called to Highridge Road in Bishopsworth at around 9.50pm yesterday (15 December) after a VW Golf collided with a number 75 bus. The double-decker crashed into a house.

A woman travelling on the bus was taken to hospital, but police have confirmed that no-one in the house was harmed. The owners of the property are now being supported by Avon and Somerset Police.

The front of the house has been left damaged following the crash

It is not thought there are any life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car left the scene on foot before police arrived.

Highridge Road was closed while structural checks were carried out on the property.

The vehicles have since been removed and the road has now reopened.

First West of England has confirmed it was one of their busses and that the driver received a small cut from the crash.

The owners of the house were not hurt during the crash and are now being supported by the force

A spokesperson for First said: “We can confirm that there was an incident yesterday evening where a vehicle collided with one of our buses, causing it to leave the road and come in to contact with a property in Bishopsworth.

"We can confirm that one passenger was injured and was admitted to hospital with what we understand to be minor injuries, whilst our driver sustained a small cut, which has been treated. We can also confirm that the residents in the property were unharmed.

“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers, drivers and members of the public are our number one priority.

"We are fully assisting the relevant authorities who are currently investigating the incident which involved the driver of the other vehicle fleeing the scene. We are not in a position to comment any further at this stage.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who saw the driver of the Golf is being urged to contact the force by calling 101 and quoting reference number 5222299943.