14/11/2018

Belfast Bus Crashes Into Caffe Nero For Second Time

A bus has crashed into a Belfast coffee shop for the second time within two months.

The collision happened on Lower North Street, just off Royal Avenue in the city centre on the morning of Wednesday 14 November.

The vehicle struck the overhang of the cafe, tearing part of it away and pulling debris onto the ground.

A similar crash happened on September 17 when the 11a service also hit the coffee shop.
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A Translink spokesperson said in a statement: "A Metro bus had a minor collision with a shop awning around 11.30am this morning at Lower North Street in Belfast.

"There were seven passengers on board the service. There were no injuries.

"Translink has launched an investigation."



(JG/CM)

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