Road closed after school bus crashes with lorry

Daily Echo: School bus in crash with lorry School bus in crash with lorry

A LORRY driver had to be cut free from his cab after he was involved in a head on crash with a school bus.

Emergency services battled to cut the 45-year-old man from Essex from his articulated lorry following the collision with the coach at West Tytherley, on the Hampshire / Wiltshire border.

The crash happened after 8am this morning.

It is unclear whether the bus, which was empty, had just dropped of children at a nearby school or was on its way to collect passengers.

The lorry driver was due to be taken to Salisbury District Hospital, with pelvic injuries that are not thought to be serious – he was treated by medics at the scene, on The Warren, opposite Warren Farm.

The driver of the coach was shaken but uninjured.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service had two crews from Romsey and one crew from Stockbridge at the scene to cut the injured man free.

The road is currently blocked and police say the road is likely to remain closed for the next two hours for recovery of the two vehicles.
 

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9:23am Tue 13 Nov 12

-stiv- says...

It could be made clearer that the bus did not have any children on it.
It could be made clearer that the bus did not have any children on it. -stiv-
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9:34am Tue 13 Nov 12

huckit P says...

-stiv- wrote:
It could be made clearer that the bus did not have any children on it.
How much clearer than
"The coach was being used as a school bus and had just dropped children off at a nearby school."
would you like it?
[quote][p][bold]-stiv-[/bold] wrote: It could be made clearer that the bus did not have any children on it.[/p][/quote]How much clearer than "The coach was being used as a school bus and had just dropped children off at a nearby school." would you like it? huckit P
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9:48am Tue 13 Nov 12

__KTF__ says...

By putting 'school bus' in the headline it implied that there were children on board when it was running empty.

But then 'Empty bus in crash with lorry' wouldnt have sounded quite so dramatic.
By putting 'school bus' in the headline it implied that there were children on board when it was running empty. But then 'Empty bus in crash with lorry' wouldnt have sounded quite so dramatic. __KTF__
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11:21am Tue 13 Nov 12

MGRA says...

__KTF__ wrote:
By putting 'school bus' in the headline it implied that there were children on board when it was running empty.

But then 'Empty bus in crash with lorry' wouldnt have sounded quite so dramatic.
no a school bus is a school bus. Its a school bus when its full, its a school bus when its empty, its never anything other than a school bus. The headline implied nothing. Your morbid curosity is why you now sound so cheated by the headline.
[quote][p][bold]__KTF__[/bold] wrote: By putting 'school bus' in the headline it implied that there were children on board when it was running empty. But then 'Empty bus in crash with lorry' wouldnt have sounded quite so dramatic.[/p][/quote]no a school bus is a school bus. Its a school bus when its full, its a school bus when its empty, its never anything other than a school bus. The headline implied nothing. Your morbid curosity is why you now sound so cheated by the headline. MGRA
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2:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

macogan says...

What about the headline of "Bus potentially carrying 56 children smashes into 44ton articulated truck" ... Is that dramatic enough?
What about the headline of "Bus potentially carrying 56 children smashes into 44ton articulated truck" ... Is that dramatic enough? macogan
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4:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Georgem says...

macogan wrote:
What about the headline of "Bus potentially carrying 56 children smashes into 44ton articulated truck" ... Is that dramatic enough?
How about "Thousands Starve in Africa as Bus Hits Truck"

Technically correct, dramatic, and nicely misleading.
[quote][p][bold]macogan[/bold] wrote: What about the headline of "Bus potentially carrying 56 children smashes into 44ton articulated truck" ... Is that dramatic enough?[/p][/quote]How about "Thousands Starve in Africa as Bus Hits Truck" Technically correct, dramatic, and nicely misleading. Georgem
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