VIDEO: Toddler showered with glass and taken to hospital with head injury after bus shelter shatters in Sheffield city centre

The aftermath of the incident in Pinstone Street, Sheffield
The aftermath of the incident in Pinstone Street, Sheffield
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A toddler has been taken to hospital after a glass pane from a bus shelter collapsed.

A toddler has been taken to hospital after a glass pane from a bus shelter collapsed.

An eye witness told The Star she heard a loud 'crash' and saw a mother and a toddler being struck by the glass.

Two police officers were seen on a First bus which was pulled into the bus stop on Pinstone Street, near the Peace Gardens in Sheffield city centre.

Council workers cordoned off the scene and began the clear up.

A Yorkshire Ambulance spokesman said: "We were called at 13:27 to initial reports that part of a bus shelter had collapsed in Pinstone Street in Sheffield.

The aftermath of the incident in Pinstone Street, Sheffield

The aftermath of the incident in Pinstone Street, Sheffield

"We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene. Paramedics transported the toddler to Sheffield Children's Hospital who suffered a head injury. No further details are available at this stage."

The Star understands officers who attended the scene were told the bus 'clipped the shelter'.

One woman who was close by to the incident said: "I was sat outside Costa coffee and I heard this loud crash. I turned around and saw this poor woman with a toddler.

"The pane of glass from the bus shelter had fell in and showered this woman and her child. They went to hospital after that. I feel for the both of them - I hope the toddler is okay.

The aftermath of the incident in Pinstone Street, Sheffield

The aftermath of the incident in Pinstone Street, Sheffield

"I don't know whether the bus has hit it or what, I'm not sure what actually happened, I hope they're both all right."

The Star has contacted First Bus Group and South Yorkshire Police for a comment.

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