27 School Children & Coach Driver Assessed By Medics

Tuesday 2nd December – 6.40pm – John Hawker.

Twenty seven children and one adult have been treated by ambulance crews following a collision between a coach and a lorry in Pershore this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Worcester Road and Three Springs Road shortly before 3.10pm and sent three ambulances, two rapid response paramedics, a paramedic area support officer, a doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We were called to reports of a large number of patients following a collision between a coach and a lorry. Over 40 children and adults were on the coach at the time of the crash with the children believed to be between 9 and 11 years old.

“A total of 27 school children were assessed away from the road side.

One boy, complaining of neck pain, was treated at the scene and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. He was transferred to Worcester Royal Hospital.

“Three further children and the man who was driving the coach all received treatment at the scene for minor injuries and were conveyed to the same hospital.

“The remaining 23 children were all checked over by the Doctor and ambulance crews and were discharged on scene. The children were transported back to school on two separate minibuses, where a number of ambulance staff joined them to give advice to their parents who had come to collect them.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the incident.”

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