Injured bus passengers to take legal action after horror crash in Chesterfield

The scene of the crash.

The scene of the crash.

Several bus passengers who were injured in a horror crash in Chesterfield are to take legal action.

The collision happened on Brimington Road at 5pm on Thursday, March 3, and involved a bus and two cars.

Now a number of passengers who suffered injuries on the number 70 Killamarsh bus have instructed injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate the cause of the collision.

Police had to close Brimington Road until the early hours of the following day after the crash in order to examine the scene.

The driver of one of the cars suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

A man driving the other car – a Vauxhall Astra – went to hospital in Chesterfield with minor injuries.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing injuries by dangerous driving and bailed pending further investigations.

Glen Edney, a specialist personal injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: “We have been instructed by several passengers who were on board the double-decker bus at the time of the crash and were left injured as a result of the impact.

“The consequences of such incidents should not be downplayed.

“Through our work acting on behalf of clients we have seen how crashes of this nature have left victims suffering from not only their physical injuries months after the event but also the psychological trauma.

“We would urge anyone with information about the collision to contact police on 101.”