12.3 C
London
Thursday, May 23, 2024
HomeUKSchool Bus Roof Accident: 'Miracle' Escape in Essex

School Bus Roof Accident: ‘Miracle’ Escape in Essex

  • School bus roof accident: Essex
  • Lucky escape for students
  • No serious injuries reported.

In a startling incident in Essex, two children narrowly escaped a potentially catastrophic situation when the roof of their school bus was violently torn off. Witnesses recounted the harrowing event, highlighting the fortunate outcome for the students involved.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:15 am on Clatterbury Lane in Clavering, a quiet village nestled between Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden. Though the injuries sustained by the children are not deemed serious, local schools expressed concerns about the traumatic experience for the students.

Emergency services swiftly responded to the scene, with an air ambulance and fire crews among the vehicles dispatched.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service reported a school bus-car collision on the restricted road. The impact with a tree branch caused extensive damage to the bus’s roof. Thank goodness no one was trapped in either vehicle, and firefighters and other responders secured the situation by 9 am.

An eyewitness, Martin Philpott, who had two children on the bus, described the scene as “carnage” and “pretty horrific.” He emphasized the gravity of the situation, noting that it had the potential to be a major catastrophe. Miraculously, the children escaped with minor cuts and bruises, a fact Mr. Philpott described as nothing short of a miracle.

Mr. Philpott recounted that the bus appeared to collide with a tree while passing a car, resulting in the roof landing on another car just as a woman’s son was boarding the bus.

One bus student dove down to get his phone moments before the crash, saving him.

The affected students were from two schools, Saffron Walden County High School and Joyce Frankland Academy. The academy also verified the event involving Stephenson’s school bus 446 and emphasised the students’ trauma. While some students received attention for minor cuts and grazes, there have been no reports of serious injuries.

A statement from the academy reassured parents that they would be contacted directly, and the school had made arrangements to collect the students and provide a safe space within the school for those who may be in shock or upset due to the events.

Read More

RELATED ARTICLES

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

Water business may pay £3.5m as compensation

The proprietor of South West Water (SWW) has declared that it will provide approximately £3.5 million in compensation to customers who a parasite outbreak in Devon has impacted. The Pennon group also disclosed its financial results on Tuesday, which encompassed dividends that would be paid to shareholders. Devon MP Anthony Mangnall dubbed the announcement "tin-eared" and urged the group to either suspend its dividend offering or resign from its leadership.

Trump hush money trial: Cohen admits to stealing

Cohen's fourth and concluding day on the witness stand it occurred on Monday. His statements were the final witness testimony that the prosecution presented prior to concluding its case. The trial has now shifted to the defense, which is attempting to refute allegations that Trump falsified business records to conceal a hush-money payment to a former pornographic film actress, thereby bolstering his chances in the 2016 presidential election.

Scarlett Johansson ‘shocked and angered’ by AI voice recreation

Despite the CEO's apparent suggestion in a social media post that the tech company had intentionally copied the actress's intonation, the company has denied doing so. According to Scarlett Johansson, she was "shocked" and "angry" when OpenAI purportedly replicated her voice without her permission for a new ChatGPT system. The actress personally criticized Sam Altman, the company's CEO, in a statement for suggesting that she was the voice of 'Sky' by publishing the word 'her' on X. This reference was to a film in which she portrayed an AI that a human fell in love with.

Truss blames Bank; markets deemed mini-Budget disastrous

In October 2022, the then-Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng arrived at the temporary residence of Britain's Ambassador to Washington, Dame Karen Pierce, on a wet and windy night in Washington, D.C. He appeared to be a man without a care in the world.  As the English sparkling wine poured, his extrovert hostess, who was colorfully attired, appeared equally at ease.

Recent Comments