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Cross Gates crash: Bus ploughs into residential garage

Last updated: Thursday, 01 October, 2020, 10:24

  • Smeaton Approach in Cross Gates is closed in both directions following a crash
  • A bus has ploughed into a residential garage causing substantial damage
  • Woman woken up by ‘loud bang’ at 7am
  • We have a reporter at the scene

Woman woken up by ‘loud bang’ at 7am as bus crashes into her garage

Woman woken up by 'loud bang' as bus ploughs into her garage in Cross Gates

A woman was woken up by a 'loud bang' this morning as a bus ploughed through her garage in Leeds.

The bus is being driven out from the property

The bus has crashed into the garage backwards and caused severe damage to the house

More images from the scene of the crash in Cross Gates

Our reporter at the scene says:

The Aberford to Leeds 64 bus has ploughed through a wall and into the garage of a house at the end of Dovedale Garth in Cross Gates.

The bus has gone into the garage backwards, but the front of the vehicle is also severely damaged.

Police at the scene said no one involved has needed to go to hospital, but could not confirm any more details’

Video from the scene:

Bus ploughs into residential garage in Cross Gates

A bus has ploughed through a residential garage on Dovedale Garth, off Smeaton Approach.

Police officers at the scene have told the YEP that no one has been taken to hospital.

No members of the public are believed to have been injured.

West Yorkshire Police have been contacted for more information on this incident.

The location of the crash in the Pendas Fields area of Cross Gates

The location of the crash in the Pendas Fields area of Cross Gates

Breaking: Police close Cross Gates street in both directions following crash

Police have closed a road in Cross Gates in both directions following a serious crash.

The crash happened on Smeaton Approach (loop) near the junction with Dovedale Garth, before 8am.

First Bus service 11 will need to use Outer Loop on Smeaton Approach in both directions, meaning some bus stops are missed.

We have a reporter heading to the scene.

Coronavirus cases rise in Leeds

The seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases in Leeds has risen to Leeds 138.3 per 100,000 people - with 1,097 new cases across the city in the last week.

That is up from 108.6 per 100,000 last week.

The figures, for the seven days to September 27, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent three days (September 28-30) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Burnley continues to have the highest rate in England, with 291 new cases recorded in the seven days to September 27 – the equivalent of 327.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 178.8 per 100,000 in the seven days to September 20.

Knowsley has the second highest rate, up from 204.2 to 261.8 with 395 new cases.

Liverpool is in third place, where the rate has increased from 198.4 to 258.4 with 1,287 new cases.

Other areas recording sharp increases in their seven-day rates include Newcastle upon Tyne (up from 160.8 to 255.6, with 774 new cases); Manchester (up from 172.6 to 236.0, with 1,305 new cases) and St Helens (up from 128.5 to 211.5, with 382 new cases).

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on September 30 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

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