A CITY centre street was brought to a standstill when a double-decker bus left the road and crashed into bollards before coming to rest on a pavement.

Emergency services were alerted after a open-topped Stagecoach bus crashed in Fawcett Street, Sunderland, at about 9.20am on Wednesday (June 29).

The road at this point is restricted to taxis, buses and delivery vehicles. The Northern Echo:

The front end of bus was damaged and both front front windscreens broken. The bus had also knocked over a large advertising hoarding. 

The scene was taped off for a number of hours while the bus was recovered. 

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 9.20am today (Wednesday), we received a report of a bus colliding with bollards on Fawcett Street.

“No passengers were on the bus and no injuries were reported.”

A spokesperson for Stagecoach North East said: "One of our buses was involved in a minor incident in Sunderland City Centre this morning.

"There were no passengers on the bus and the time, and there were no injuries. Safety is our first priority, and we are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident."

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