Girl hurt when bus window shatters

Last updated 17:50 12/05/2014

GIRL HURT: Windows shattered when a bus glanced off a pole in Wellington this afternoon.

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A teenage girl has been treated for cuts to her face and hand after a turning bus hit a pole and smashed its side window in Wellington.

The bus "glanced" off the pole as its driver rounded a corner on the Brooklyn Hill Road, causing the glass to shatter, NZ Bus southern chief operating officer Rachel Drew said.

Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman Daniel Paul said a 14-year-old girl was treated at the scene for minor cuts to her left ear and left hand.

She did not need to be taken to hospital for her injuries and was the only person needing medical attention following the incident, he said.

The bus and its driver were now off duty after the incident at about 4pm today, Drew said.

Another bus would replace the one involved in the smash but had only minor damage, she added.

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