Women cut free from wreckage after accident at city bus stop
THREE women were injured when a car and bus crashed in Mansfield Road, Sherwood.
A number 89 Nottingham City Transport bus and a Smart car were involved in the accident, at around 12.40pm yesterday.
Some of the bus passengers were also injured.
Fire crews from Arnold, Stockhill and a specialist rescue team from Highfields fire station, in Beeston, cut the women in the car from the wreckage.
A Notts Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "The driver and the front-seat passenger were taken out through the front doors but we had to remove the roof to take out the lady in the back seat.
"All three had neck collars put on them."
The three women were taken to the Queen's Medical Centre by ambulance.
The accident happened close to the junction with Spondon Street, just outside Sherwood Library. Mansfield Road was closed and did not reopen until around 3pm.
Sherwood resident Steve Willey was on a number 59 bus which was stuck in traffic after the incident.
"You could tell it was serious as they were working to cut someone out of a car," he said. "There were lots of emergency service vehicles there, including three fire engines and an ambulance. Our bus was diverted via Haydn Road and Hucknall Road."
The bus involved in the accident is now back in NCT's garage.
NCT's mobile inspector, who attends incidents to provide support and assistance to drivers and customers, was also called to the incident
It is not known what injuries the bus passengers sustained.
A spokesman for NCT said: "One of our Purple Line 89 buses was involved in an incident with a car and we are working closely with the investigations team.
"Until we determine the exact details of what took place, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."