Boy seriously hurt in fall from coach at M4 and M49 junction

M49 accident boy falls out of coach
Image caption The accident happened on the M49 roundabout near Bristol on Friday evening

A 13-year-old boy from a Welsh rugby club has a "significant head injury" after falling from a moving coach near Bristol.

The accident on the M49 roundabout near the Second Severn Crossing just before 19:00 BST.

It is believed the boy fell out of the rear emergency door while the coach was on the roundabout.

The boy has been taken to Bristol Children's Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Part of the M49 was closed off for three hours and reopened just after 22:00 BST.

The boy was with from the Tondu under-13s rugby team from Bridgend, south Wales.

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Media captionThe boy is believed to have fallen from the coach's emergency door at a roundabout

Ken James, whose grandson was also on the coach, said a car stopped inches from the injured boy on the road.

He said other people with the team were being collected by a replacement coach.

Tony Fox, who is a member of the Tondu committee, said officials were waiting for news.

"We just don't know any more," he said.

The coach involved belongs to Keith Jones coaches based in Bridgend.

Mr Jones said: "I'm distraught at what's happened - I just don't know what to say."

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