AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a city bus crashed into a residential house in Headington.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.49 yesterday afternoon after a bus crashed into a residential property on Morrell Avenue.

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A video that has since gone viral, shows the bus, which appears to have no driver behind the wheel, slowly roll down the hill and crash into the house.

The footage shows members of the public chasing after the vehicle as well as screams.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, however, representatives from Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire Service, and South Central Ambulance Service all attended the scene.

A spokesman for the Oxford City Bus Company, who owned the bus, said that it had launched an investigation into what caused the ‘very low-speed collision’ between the bus and property.

At the time of the crash, no passengers were on board, and no passers-by nor members of the household were injured.

Witnesses at the scene were left shaken by the incident and confused as to how the collision occurred.

One resident told the Oxford Mail that they heard a large bang, and only realised what happened once they stepped outside.

Morrell Avenue was cordoned off in both directions between Union Street and Stone Street throughout the afternoon.

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A spokesperson for the Oxford City Bus Company told the Oxford Mail: “We can confirm one of our city 15 service vehicles was involved in a very low-speed collision with a property adjacent to a bus stop in Morrell Avenue, Oxford at around 1.15pm.

"No passengers were on-board at the time and fortunately no one was injured.

"An investigation has been launched into the cause and we are working with relevant parties where required.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and disruption that this has caused.”

Deputy leader for Oxford City Council, Tom Hayes, who also lives nearby Morrell Avenue, said: “I have spoken to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (Official) about a bus collision with a house on Morrell Avenue in my ward.

“Relieved that no one was injured.

“I’ve passed on thanks to emergency service workers for their response and contacted Oxford Bus Company to find out the cause and send best wishes to the driver.”

It is still unclear what caused the accident.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "We won’t be providing any details about this incident at this time as it is a damage-only road traffic collision."