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Other Bus Boards => Unconfirmed operators => Topic started by: John Wakefield on November 14, 2019, 10:43:10 PM

Title: Minibus crash
Post by: John Wakefield on November 14, 2019, 10:43:10 PM
News of a minibus crash on B1040 Somersham Road near the villages of Woodhurst and Bluntisham https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cambridgeshire-crash-20-people-seriously-20884104
No mention of minibus operator or if it was a private non PSV vehicle. The vehicle is reported as a white Mercedes SN64BHK last known with SMS X Travel, Towcester https://www.flickr.com/photos/mkrbus/32920637117
Latest news 1 person dead and 15 injured.
Title: Re: Minibus crash
Post by: John Wakefield on November 17, 2019, 01:12:24 PM
I have heard on good authority that the minibus was still being operated by SMS X Travel of Towcester, one wonders why it was so far off the direct route from Ely to Towcester assuming the party of pensioners came from that area.
Title: Re: Minibus crash
Post by: TCD813 on November 19, 2019, 03:07:16 PM
Sad to hear that there were two fatalities, as a result of this crash. See this (https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/second-woman-dies-after-minibus-horror-crash-in-cambridgeshire-9090506/) in the Cambridge Independent: Second woman dies after minibus horror crash in Cambridgeshire (https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/second-woman-dies-after-minibus-horror-crash-in-cambridgeshire-9090506/).

From ITV News Anglia: Second person dies after minibus crash at accident blackspot in Cambridgeshire (https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2019-11-18/second-person-dies-after-minibus-crash-on-accident-blackspot-in-cambridgeshire/) and Matthew Hudson's report from the day after the crash (https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2019-11-15/one-person-dead-and-19-injured-in-minibus-crash-in-cambridgeshire/).

The scene is regarded as an 'accident blackspot' as this later ITV News Anglia repot states: Police respond to three vehicle collision at accident blackspot in Cambridgeshire (https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2019-11-18/police-respond-to-three-vehicle-collision-at-accident-blackspot-in-cambridgeshire/).

In the light of the two deaths, another in 'a critical' condition' 10 more with 'serious injuries, an ongoing investigation to causes and the possibility of a prosecution, please be sensitive in any postings on this thread and avoid any speculation.