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Mar 27, 2015

14:33:13 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: VI-20150327-47516-GBR

Date / time: 27/03/2015 14:31:35 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: Greater London

Location: [Chertsey Lane]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: 11 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Eleven children were injured when the roof of the double decker bus they were travelling in was ripped off after crashing into a bridge, ambulance services have confirmed. The bus was carrying 69 children on their way to Thorpe Park as part of a school trip, when it collided with a bridge in Chertsey Lane this morning. One passenger was taken to hospital with back injuries and 10 children sustained cuts and bruises that needed medical attention, South East Coast Ambulance service said. A further 58 children were assessed and cared for at the scene. A spokeswoman for South East Coast Ambulance service said: "We have assessed 69 passengers who were travelling on the coach. "One patient suffering from suspected back injuries was taken to St George's Hospital. A further 10 patients suffering minor injuries were taken to St Peter's hospital." While authorities have finished attending the scene, residents warned passers-by to be vigilant as paths near the accident were not safe to use.

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