Pensioner seriously hurt on Burnley bus

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A pensioner suffered serious neck injuries after falling while on a bus in Burnley.

The 76-year-old woman was hurt after boarding the Burnley-bound bus on Padiham Road near the Spar shop.

Police said she was attempting to sit down when she fell and suffered a serious injury to her neck.

The incident happened just before midday on Thursday, February 27th.

Sgt Claire Pearson, of Burnley Police, said: “We are trying to establish why this lady has fallen and so we are keen to speak to anyone who was on the bus at the time – we know there were several people on the bus at the time and so I would ask anyone that was to contact us if they saw what happened.”

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact PC 1320 Bolton on 101 quoting log number LC-20140303-1041.