Bus crashes into Wellington house

A bus has crashed into a house in central Wellington on Thursday evening.

The Go Wellington bus was on its way to Wrights Hill, when it hurtled off the side of Wallace Street just before 6pm.

The bus driver has minor injuries and has been taken to Wellington Hospital in an ambulance.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time and no-one else has been injured.

The northbound lane of John Street, near the Countdown, is closed and traffic is building up in the area.

The road is expected to remain closed for a while, as heavy-lift equipment removes the bus.