Essex

Epping bus crash pupils discharged from hospital

  • 21 November 2013
  • From the section Essex

Two school pupils hurt in a crash between two buses have been discharged from hospital.

A yellow school bus and a commercial bus collided in Epping Road, Coopersale, near Epping, on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old driver of the commercial bus remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The two girls, from Ingatestone's Anglo European School, were treated for minor injuries.

Image caption The driver of the commercial bus was seriously injured in the collision

In a letter to parents, headteachers Jill Martin and David Barrs said: "All students had been wearing seat belts including two who had received official warnings about not doing so only last week.

"All passengers sit above the collision-impact zone. This was an important factor in minimising injuries."

A woman in her 80s, who was on the passenger bus and suffered a facial injury, returned home after treatment at hospital.

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