Bus and police car collide at Christmas lights switch-on in Portadown

A bus and a police car collided during the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Portadown.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 3:51 pm

Eyewitnesses said the large bus, which had Banbridge as its destination, collided with a police car in the town centre on Saturday.

Hundreds of people were in town to witness the festive lights switch on, including many young families and children.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “A two-vehicle road traffic collision took place involving a bus and a police car in the Market Street area of Portadown on Saturday afternoon (20 November).

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Bus and police car after collision in Portadown town centre during the Christmas Lights Switch On.

“No one was injured during the incident and minor damage was caused.”

A Translink spokesperson said: “On Saturday evening, a bus to Banbridge was travelling through Portadown when it made contact with a parked car at approximately 4.30pm.

“There was minor damage to the rear of the bus and to the parked car.

“There were no passengers on board the bus at the time and no-one was injured.”

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