Crane arm smashes through double decker bus window

This is what happens when a double decker bus crashed with a crane arm. The top deck of the bus was left looking like a bomb site after the crane smashed through its window.


Picture from the accident

Picture from the accident

This image was tweeted by M.E.N. reader Andy Ogden.


It is believed that the incident happened on Tuesday lunchtime. The company involved in the accident later tweeted “112 Delays of up to 15 minutes due to a RTC near to Middleton Junction.”


Fortunately there was no one on the top deck at the time of the accident.


A spokeswoman for Stagecoach added: “At around 1.30pm today (Tuesday 23 September) one of our vehicles was involved in a low-speed collision with a crane which was overhanging the back of a lorry on Grimshaw Lane, Middleton.

“None of the three passengers on board the bus at the time, or the driver, was injured in the incident although there was some minor damage caused to the vehicle. Safety is our absolute priority and we are investigating the circumstances of this incident.”

For bus or coach insurance (or both) you should consider:

  • Motor Insurance (covering your vehicle)
  • Employer’s Liability (protecting your employees & a legal requirement)
  • Public Liability
  • Personal Accident
  • Legal Expenses – a specialist arm of County Insurance Consultants with a fully trained team - can offer you:

  • Exclusive schemes with our panel of bus and coach underwriters
  • Fleet insurance policies to include a combination of buses and coaches
  • Attractive discounts
  • Expert knowledge
  • FREE risk management advice