Fire after bus and car crash on guided busway between Longstanton and Willingham
A car and a bus were destroyed by fire following a collision on the guided busway, which has been closed following the incident.
Emergency services were called to the crossroads on Station Road between Longstanton and Willingham at 9.29am today (Monday, May 20).
A police spokeswoman said: “Officers are currently on scene, together with paramedics and firefighters.
“Details of any injuries are unclear at this stage but motorists are advised to avoid the area.
“The guided busway is likely to be closed for some time.”
The road reopened shortly before 4pm this afternoon.
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) sent the hazardous area response team, three ambulance officers, two ambulances and East Anglian Air Ambulance to the scene.
“All our crews have now left the scene and one person was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by land ambulance,” said an EEAST spokeswoman around 12.30pm.
A spokesman from Cambs Fire & Rescue said: “Crews were called at 9.29am to a fire on the B1050 at the crossroads of Longstanton and Willingham.
“Three crews from Cambridge, one crew from Cottenham and one crew from St Ives are currently at the scene of a well-developed fire involving a bus and a car.
“Buses using the guided busway have been diverted and will be using other routes, so please expect delays.”
A statement from bus operator Stagecoach East said: “A car was involved in a collision with one of our vehicles on the guided busway this morning. Passengers were evacuated immediately and we understand that nobody has been seriously injured. Our first thoughts are for the welfare of those involved.
“The busway is currently closed in both directions between Cambridge and Longstanton as a result of the incident and services are being diverted.”
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