Bus skids on ice and crashes through garden of Bingley home

A West Yorkshire woman thought her car had been hit in the icy conditions outside her home - only to go outside and discover a bus had ploughed through her garden wall.

Sunday, 3rd January 2021, 12:34 pm

Mandy Rutter, who lives in Bingley, heard a loud bang shortly after waking up this morning.

Her partner went to the door, looked outside and discovered a large single decker First Bus had crashed through her garden wall.

Mandy, speaking exclusively to the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: "I was sat downstairs this morning and I just heard a loud bang.

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Mandy Rutter and the bus in her garden. CC Bruce Rollinson/JPI Media

"I said to my partner my car has probably been hit .

"He went to the door, looked outside, and said no, there is a bus in your garden.

"I thought 'right, I have been expecting that'."

The bus - which is currently teetering on the edge of Mandy's garden - has 'no service' showing on an LED screen.

Mandy Rutter and the bus in her garden. CC Bruce Rollinson/JPI Media

First Bus has been contacted for comment.

Drivers are facing difficulties across the county.

"Shocked" road police in West Yorkshire said they had "not seen this many vehicles in one location for a while" after cars became stuck in the snowy conditions - with police warning drivers to "observe your tier".

West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted a picture of cars stuck on Bramley Lane in Woolley.

Officers said they were "shocked" to come across so many vehicles.

The area is subject to Tier 3 restrictions, which is essential travel only.

Officers thanked a local farmer for helping to clear the road.

However, the force warned residents to "please observe your tier" and stay safe.

The tweet read: "Bramley Lane, Woolley.

"We were shocked to come across so many vehicles stuck in the snowy conditions.

"@WestYorksPolice area is subject to tier 3 restrictions, which is essential travel only.

"We have not seen this many vehicles in one location for a while.

"#Pleaseobserveryourtier

"This was not the only location we had issues with today with lots of traffic.

"But please ALL be safe and observe Tier 3 restrictions.

"Thank you to those in the 4x4's and local farmer in for helping with clearing the road."