Four injured as school bus and tractor collide

Gazette: The damaged bus with youngsters standing outside following the collision with a forklift tractor. Picture courtesy of the East of England Ambulance Service. The damaged bus with youngsters standing outside following the collision with a forklift tractor. Picture courtesy of the East of England Ambulance Service.

PUPILS had a miraculous escape after forklift tractor spikes ripped through the roof of a double decker bus full of of schoolchildren.

Police and paramedics were called to Alresford Road, Wivenhoe, just before 8.30am this morning.

A Cedric Coaches bus, which was taking children to Colne Community School and College in Brightlingsea, struck a tractor with raised spikes.

The spikes tore apart the front of the roof of the bus with debris falling on the children.

Four were treated by paramedics at the scene but all escaped serious injury.

The collision is being investigated by police.

Anyone with pictures of the collision please e-mail them to gazette.newsdesk@nqe.com

See the full story and interviews in Friday's Gazette and Essex County Standard.

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4:34pm Thu 6 Dec 12

SOMETHING2SAY says...

So...no advance warning triangles in place....no overseers in high vis vests....forklifts on highways...with no load...should have a pallet fitted
So...no advance warning triangles in place....no overseers in high vis vests....forklifts on highways...with no load...should have a pallet fitted SOMETHING2SAY
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9:35am Fri 7 Dec 12

Lawford Lass says...

Poor kids must have been terrified. Hope everyone's OK.
Poor kids must have been terrified. Hope everyone's OK. Lawford Lass
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1:46pm Fri 7 Dec 12

irememberwhen says...

This happened to our bus when I was at school over 15 years ago. To this day I'm still amazed no one was seriously injured.
This happened to our bus when I was at school over 15 years ago. To this day I'm still amazed no one was seriously injured. irememberwhen
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