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Amazon delivery van erupts into flames after colliding with bus full of children

An Amazon delivery van burst into flames following a collision with a bus full of children in Cambridgeshire on Monday.

Emergency services were called to the A47 near Wisbech after the vehicle caught alight.


Pictures show the van on the roadside after the flames were extinguished.

Cambridgeshire Police were called to reports of a incident at 4.35pm on Monday.

Pictures show the van on the roadside after the flames were extinguished

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Officers say all the children onboard the bus were safely evacuated.

The force added there were no serious injuries and both vehicles were recovered.

The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed that one man was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for treatment.

Following the incident, no arrests have been made.

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The A47 reopened at around 3am on Tuesday after being closed in both directions between the A141 for March and B1167 for Thorney.

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We arrived to find a well-developed fire involving a van that had spread to a bus and another van between Thorney Toll and Guyhirn.

“Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels.”

A police spokesperson added: “Fire crews from Wisbech and March attended and extinguished the fire before a recovery operation took place to remove the vehicles that were blocking the road.

The force said there were no serious injuries and both vehicles were recovered

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“Thankfully there were no serious injuries reported at scene.

“An investigation has started into this collision and if you have any dashcam footage please call 101 and quote incident 310 of today.”

An enquiry found the cause of the blaze was accidental.

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