Investigation after two buses crash at Kings Lynn station

Emergency services are at the scene of a bus crash in King's Lynn. two buses have collided at the Va

Emergency services are at the scene of a bus crash in King's Lynn. two buses have collided at the Vancouver Centre. - Credit: Archant

Investigations are under way after two buses crashed in west Norfolk – leaving two passengers with minor injuries.

A single-decker Stagecoach bus, carrying school children, was involved in a collision yesterday at around 8.15am at King's Lynn bus station.

It is believed one bus had reversed into another as it was leaving.

Emergency services were called to the incident and two passengers were treated on the scene.

Georgia Dye, 16, was on one of the buses involved and was on her way to Springwood High School in King's Lynn with her friends.

She said: 'We were going to school and my friends and I were all in the back.

'One bus reversed while our bus was leaving and collided with us.'

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Miss Dye said her wrist was injured in the accident and her friend had some cuts.

'None of us is badly hurt,' she said. 'Only minor injuries.'

She added: 'It was one of those split second things you couldn't do anything about.

'The main concern for all of us was making sure our friend, who had some cuts, was okay.'

Miss Dye, of Tilney St Lawrence, said they were a 'bit shaken up' but the incident was 'handled really well'. 'They got all the medical people on board really quickly, which was really helpful.'

She added the single decker Stagecoach bus was mainly filled with school pupils but there was also one of their teachers on board as well as a doctor and a nurse.

'It was a good set of people to have,' she said.

A spokesman for Stagecoach said: 'Two of our vehicles were involved in a low-speed collision at King's Lynn bus station.

'Our first thoughts are for the welfare of those involved. A replacement vehicle was provided to allow customers to continue their journeys.

'Safety is our absolute priority. We will assist police with their inquiries into the incident as well as carrying out our own investigation.'

Do you have a transport story? Email sophie.biddle@archant.co.uk with the details.

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