Runaway coach ploughs into Clowne car park

A driverless coach crashed through railings on Mill Street in Clowne.

A driverless coach crashed through railings on Mill Street in Clowne.

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A runaway coach has ploughed through railings and into the parish council office car park in Clowne.

The incident happened shortly after midday today after the driver got out of his coach to go to a nearby shop.

A driverless coach crashed through railings on Mill Street in Clowne.

A driverless coach crashed through railings on Mill Street in Clowne.

When he returned, his coach had travelled 200 metres down the hill, through bollards and railings on Mill Street and into the council car park.

Eyewitnesses say it is a ‘miracle’ no one was injured.

Craig Wheatley, who owns the nearby Cawgym, said: “It’s a place where you often see pensioners sitting and in a few hours there would have been lots of kids around.

“It could have been a very different story.”

A driverless coach crashed through railings on Mill Street in Clowne.

A driverless coach crashed through railings on Mill Street in Clowne.

The police are still at the scene overseeing removal of the coach and the Highways Agency have also been in attendance to fix the railings.

The police told us no other vehicles were involved and they will be investigating whether the vehicles handbrake may have been the cause.