Crews cut open bus door after crash in St Helens town centre

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Firefighters had to cut open the door of a bus to assist a wheelchair user following a crash in St Helens town centre.

Crews were called to a three-vehicle road traffic collision on Bickerstaffe Street on Monday night.

The crash happened at around 6.30pm and involved two cars and a bus.

A brigade spokesman said: “Crews used a reciprocating saw to remove the door of the bus to allow a wheelchair user to exit.

“Four passengers and two drivers were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.

“The driver of the bus was checked at the scene by paramedics and taken by ambulance to Whiston Hospital for further checks.

“A street light that was in a dangerous condition was cordoned off and firefighters made the scene safe.

“Firefighters remained at the scene for around 45 minutes and handed the incident over to Merseyside Police.”

It’s the latest in a series of serious road traffic collisions in St Helens over recent weeks.

Last week, the St Helens Linkway had to be closed following a two-car collision.