Children uninjured after school bus crashes through wall

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(Last Updated On: December 10, 2020)

It has been confirmed that all 37 children onboard a bus which crashed through a wall in Newton Abbot this afternoon are uninjured.

The bus which was taking Coombeshead Academy students to Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey, crashed on Exeter Road at around 3.30pm.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews attended the scene.

The driver of the bus was taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for Coombeshead Academy said on social media: “A huge thank you to our wonderful students who have been involved in this afternoon’s bus accident. They are all uninjured and now safely on their way home. Thank you to the emergency services for all their help and support. Thank you to staff from Newton Abbot College who helped at the scene. Thank you to staff from Coombeshead Academy who looked after the students until whey were collected. Thank you to parents and carers for your support.”

A spokesperson for Newton Abbot Fire Station said: “This afternoon crews from Newton Abbot were mobilised to reports of a large vehicle involved in a RTC ( Road Traffic Collision ).

“Upon arrival crews discovered one coach transporting school children had left the road and collided with a stone wall. Crews quickly got to work stabilising the vehicle to the best of their abilities in order to prevent any further movement.

“Crews were unable to ascertain as to whether any one was under the vehicle so crews used our snake eye camera in order to visual check the under side of the vehicle. Thankfully no one was trapped under the vehicle and none of the school had any serious injuries. The driver was taken to hospital by ambulance after it was believed they had a medical episode.”

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