School bus crash kids discharged

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MEDICAL chiefs have confirmed all the 18 pupils who needed treatment and checks after an horrific school bus crash have been safely discharged.

The TM Travel bus was in collision with the underneath of a railway bridge on Whittington Road, Barrowhill, about 8.30m, on Tuesday, and had its roof sheared right off and the young injured passengers were taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

A hospital spokesman said: “All the children involved have been safely discharged including one 14 year-old boy who had been kept in overnight after he suffered facial cuts and lost front teeth.

“Staff at the hospital were relieved to see the children had not suffered more serious injuries after they saw pictures showing the extent of the collision.”

The bus had been taking youngsters to St Mary’s Cathlolic High School, in Upper Newbold, Chesterfield.

Derbyshire Constabulary said officers were questioning the driver and enquiries were continuing to establish the circumstances. Witnesses can call Derbyshire Constabulary on 0345 123 3333 or the police appeal line on (01773) 572929.