Page last updated at 11:54 GMT, Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Bus crashes into Cardiff city centre rugby shop


The bus left the road and travelled over a pavement before crashing into the shop

A driver was taken to hospital after his bus crashed into a sports shop on one of the main streets in Cardiff.

The single-decker Cardiff Bus, marked with the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (Uwic) logo, veered off St Mary Street and into the Pure Rugby shop.

Firefighters were called to free the bus, which ploughed through the front window just after 1800 GMT on Monday.

Cardiff Bus said it was investigating, as were police. No passengers on board were hurt in the incident, it added.

South Wales Police were also called to the street, which has been partly-pedestrianised, with traffic banned, apart from buses and some taxis.

A temporary road closure was put in place while the vehicle was recovered and the shop was secured.

In a statement it said: "The front end of the bus struck the front window and metal shutters of the Pure Rugby Store on St Mary Street causing substantial damage."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 02920 633 438, or 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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