Eight hurt as car hits bus queue in Sheffield

EIGHT people were injured when a BMW ploughed into a bus queue in Sheffield,

Police said the car careered across Barnsley Road, Fir Vale, hit a lamppost and smashed into the bus stop opposite the Northern General Hospital.

Four of those hurt – a 23-year-old woman and men aged 21, 23 and 45 – suffered serious injuries including a fractured pelvis, shoulder and foot. At least two of them will need surgery, one ‘a major operation’, said police.

The four others – a 20-year-old man, and women aged 24, 38 and 58 – were treated for minor injuries.

The 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop in the incident on Monday night.

Meanwhile, police were appealing for information about a passenger they believed was in the car.

An 83-year-old woman, who lives in Barnsley Road, said: “I heard a loud bang at about 8pm. There were five ambulances and the road was shut off and the police were stopping anybody from walking past. Two people were being taken away on stretchers.”

Vicar of Fir Vale, Rev Louise Collins, whose church, St Cuthbert’s is only yards from the bus stop, said: “There’s a degree of shock about what has happened and people need some reassurance.”