A minibus crashed into Sharjah Islamic Bank office on King Faisal Road in Sharjah on Monday while trying to avoid colliding with a taxi. Image Credit: Aghaddir Ali/Gulf News

Sharjah: A minibus crashed into the Sharjah Islamic bank branch on King Faisal Road on Monday after swerving to avoid a taxi.

Although there was severe damage to the building there were no injuries, police said.

A Sharjah police official told Gulf News that the bus driver had intended to push the brake after avoiding the taxi but accidently stepped on the accelerator, sending the bus into a wall of the bank.

The incident was reported to police around 10.30am.

Police arrived at the scene of the incident and had to remove the minibus from the bank with a crane.

The collision and removal of the vehicle caused heavy damage to the offices of the deputy director of the bank as well as the office of a director, a bank spokesperson told Gulf News.

“At around 10.30am, all of the bank’s employees were busy with clients’ transactions when we heard a sound like a bomb... all of us were in shock,” he said. “We wanted to realise what happened. Then we moved to check what happened. We found that a minibus crashed inside the office.”

The spokesman added: “The bus driver was in a state of shock at that time and he did not say even one word.”