Bus crashes into house in Sunderland

Police are asking for the driver and a passenger of a car believed to have been involved to come forward

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Police investigating what caused a bus to crash into a house in Sunderland are urging the driver and passenger of a car to come forward, after they left the scene before officers arrived.

The yellow single decker Go North East bus a hit black car just after 5pm on Tuesday, causing it to run off the road and slam into a terraced house in Pallion, the Chronicle Live reported.

Northumbria police said one person was in the house on Merle Terrace during the crash, but he was not injured.

Paramedics treated a “small number” of passengers at the scene as a precaution, but no one was seriously injured in the collision, the force said.

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A bus crash in Merle Terrace, Pallion, Sunderland

However, the two people in the Renault Clio believed to have been involved in a collision before the bush smashed into the house were not treated, as they left before the emergency services arrived.

A force spokesman said: “Inquiries are being carried out to trace the driver and a passenger and officers are keen for them to get in contact to confirm they are OK and do not require medical treatment.”

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 831 120515.

Additional reporting by PA