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Update: School bus involved in A47 collision with van





A school bus was one of two vehicles involved in a collision that closed the busy A47 last night (Monday).

The collision which happened around teatime involved a delivery van that caught fire following the crash.

Fortunately, police said there were no serious injuries reported at the scene which closed the road while recovery of the vehicles took place.

The delivery van caught fire after colliding with a bus carrying school children - fortunately no one was seriously hurt.
The delivery van caught fire after colliding with a bus carrying school children - fortunately no one was seriously hurt.

The fire had caused damage to the highway leading to repairs by Highways England and that saw the A47 fully closed for some time.

A spokesperson for Fenland Police said: “Officers from Wisbech Neighbourhood Policing Team along with Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust attended the collision which happened at the junction of Black Drove.

“Fire crews from Wisbech and March attended and extinguished the fire before a recovery operation took place to remove the vehicles that were blocking the road.

Fire crews from March and Wisbech attended and tackled the van fire.
Fire crews from March and Wisbech attended and tackled the van fire.

“Once the vehicles were recovered Highways England attended to assess the damage to the road, which will need to be repaired, resulting in the A47 being now fully closed.

The charred remains of the delivery van
The charred remains of the delivery van
The charred remains of the delivery van
The charred remains of the delivery van

“Thankfully there were no serious injuries reported at the scene. An investigation has started into this collision and if you have any dashcam footage please call 101 and quote incident 310 of Monday.



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