Investigation launched after bus rolls down hill and crashes into fence at Northampton bus station

A fence at North Gate bus station has been damaged after a bus rolled into it
A fence at North Gate bus station has been damaged after a bus rolled into it

A bus company has launched an investigation into why one of its vehicles rolled down a hill at North Gate bus station and crashed into a fence.

A vehicle owned by Britannia Bus Ltd, which had been parked in bay one, rolled down a slight incline and collided with the fence at the back of the bus station on Friday, August 14.

The bus that rolled into the fence was owned by the Britannia Bus Ltd

The bus that rolled into the fence was owned by the Britannia Bus Ltd

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the crash and the damage to the fence has not affected vehicle movements at the bus station.

Britannia Bus Ltd is now investigating the cause of the crash, which may have occurred because the handbrake was incorrectly applied or could be the result of the actions of a “third party”.

It is believed the driver of the vehicle has been suspended but this is standard procedure after an incident of this nature.

A spokesman for Britannia Bus Ltd said: “We can confirm that one of our vehicles was involved in an incident at North Gate facility 14th August 2015. No persons were injured in the incident.

“This incident is under internal investigation at this time. We have requested CCTV data to ascertain the events immediately prior to the incident. In addition to examining the actions of the driver, we are also looking at the possible actions of third parties on site at the time.

“Immediately after the incident, the vehicle was returned to our depot. A following inspection confirmed that the vehicle had no defects.”

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