A lady is combating for her life in hospital and 11 others have been damage after a bus crashed into a store in Manchester metropolis centre.
Police mentioned the bus driver, a 64-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting critical damage by harmful driving.
Police, hearth and ambulance crews have been dispatched after stories of the incident in Piccadilly Gardens.
In a press release, Higher Manchester Police mentioned: “At round 1pm at the moment, officers responded to stories of a street visitors collision involving a bus which collided with a store in Piccadilly Gardens.
“Emergency companies attended the scene, and it has been established that 12 folks have been injured because of this with one girl in a life-threatening situation and receiving therapy at hospital. Others concerned are believed to be in a steady situation with minor accidents.
“The driving force, a 64-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting critical damage by harmful driving.
“Higher Manchester Police’s critical collision investigation unit are persevering with to analyze and are interesting for witnesses.
“Anybody with data which will assist with inquiries, together with footage filmed, is requested to name 0161 856 474 quoting incident 1673 of 16/10/2023.”
It’s understood these injured are believed to be pedestrians and passengers on the bus.
Images from the scene present the pavement cordoned off with the bus’s entrance finish inside a bubble tea store known as T4.
Ian Wooden, spokesperson for T4 UK Franchise Ltd, mentioned: “T4 UK has at the moment been knowledgeable of the bus crash at our newly opened Manchester retailer.
“Firstly, we need to want all of these concerned within the crash a speedy restoration, we sit up for welcoming them to our retailer as soon as totally recovered.
“We are going to stay closed till we’re capable of get the shop again up on its ft. All employees members are okay though shaken up.”
Transport for Higher Manchester’s (TfGM) head of amenities administration, Howard Hartley, mentioned: “Bus and tram companies are at present unable to cease at Piccadilly Gardens whereas emergency companies cope with a critical incident.
“We’ve got employees there who’re available to assist passengers and direct them to their nearest service, and I’d encourage anybody who normally catches a service within the space to test our web site or social media channels for the newest data and recommendation.”
A big police cordon stays in place as street collision investigators proceed to work on the scene.