Lincolnshire: School bus carrying 60 children overturns

A bus carrying 60 schoolchildren has overturned in Lincolnshire leaving one boy with a broken arm and another girl injured. Thankfully there have been no serious injuries.

A school bus carrying 60 children overturned near Lincoln but there are no reports of any serious injuries, emergency services have said. 

Lincolnshire Police were called out at around 8.30 am and said a 12-year-old boy sustained a broken arm and a 14-year-old girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Lincolnshire Police tweeted “We are on scene at Meadow Lane, North Hykeham following reports of an overturned school bus.

“Thankfully there are no serious injuries reported.”

Parents had been asked not to attend the scene of the overturned bus and instead head to St Christopher’s School on Hykeham Road.

The bus is believed to have been talking the pupils to two secondary schools within the area.

Stagecoach who operates the service “Our immediate thoughts are with the children involved and their families.

“We are giving the police our full support in helping to investigate and establish the circumstances of the incident.”

The East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they are supporting two people who had been taken to hospital one a boy who suffered a broken arm and another a girl who was taken to hospital as a precaution.

In a statement, the East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Currently two patients have been taken to Lincoln County Hospital via double-crewed ambulances.”