A MAN has been arrested after a car careered into a Sunderland bus shelter, causing it to collapse into the road before shocked onlookers.
The 28-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with the crash in Hylton Road on Thursday.
A Skoda Octavia collided with the brick-built bus stop at 6.20pm, causing considerable damage, although no-one was injured.
Police are now appealing for information to help piece together what caused the vehicle to leave the road outside Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.
Sunderland motor patrols Sergeant Steve Templeman, said: “A considerable amount of damage was caused to the bus shelter and it is fortunate that no-one was injured, the consequences could have been far worse.
“We want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and hasn’t yet spoken to police to get in contact.”
The road was closed for about two hours to clear the road and make the area around the bus shelter safe, and buses were diverted to alternative roads.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 848 of 16/01/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.