Casualties from Peterborough bus collision include two released by fire fighters and 12 ‘walking wounded’ treated nearby,

Bus collision Peterborough

Bus collision Peterborough - Credit: Archant

Emergency services released two casualties from a car following a collision involving a single decker bus in Peterborough today.

Twelve others, described by emergency services as “the walking wounded”, were treated at the scene.

Fire crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground and a rescue vehicle were called to the incident in Broadway, Peterborough city centre, at 11.43am.

A fire service spokesman said a single decker public bus had been in collision with a building and a car.

Paramedics, air ambulance and police were also in attendance.

A structural engineer was called to assess damage to the building and a gas engineer isolated the mains.

The spokesman said: “Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue two casualties from the car by 1pm.

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“A further 12 walking wounded are being treated by the ambulance service at a nearby triage centre.”

Station Commander Jamie Johnson said: “The emergency services have worked extremely well together to successfully rescue and treat casualties.

“Severe damage has also been caused to a building as a result of the collision.”

Cambs Police issued a statement urging people to “please avoid the Broadway area of Peterborough city centre this lunchtime.

“The road has been cordoned off between Church Walk and Broadway near to the theatre.”