Driver seriously hurt in school bus crash

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

A SCHOOL bus carrying pupils from the Aegir Community Special School in Gainsborough over turned, seriously injuring its driver.

The silver LDV mini bus left the road and crashed through a hedge on Top Road near Osgodby, on its way to Market Rasen at around 3.20pm on Monday.

None of the pupils on board were hurt. But the driver, a 55-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed a small number of school children had been travelling as passengers.

“They were obviously shaken and were checked over by ambulance staff but none of them were injured,” said a spokesman.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service used man power to release seven children and one female. They cut the roof off the bus to release the driver.

Fire crews left the scene at 5.25pm.

Lincolnshire County Council’s transport manager, Jean Harris, said the circumstances of the accident would be investigated.