Eight people taken to hospital following bus and lorry collision in Essex

Date: 02 July 2018

Last updated: 16:00

Eight people have been taken to hospital following a collision between a bus and a lorry today (2nd July).

The Trust was called at 10.10am to reports of a road traffic collision on the A120 near Great Bromley, Harwich-bound.

A number of ambulance attended, including the hazardous area response team (HART), rapid response vehicle and ambulance officer, to work with police colleagues and manage the scene.

The bus was carrying approximately 40 schoolchildren when the collision happened.

John Woolfenden, duty locality officer at Colchester, said: "Our staff on the scene worked very well with police colleagues to ensure everyone got the help they needed, quickly. We had a lot of resources there as we needed people-power to manage the incident and tend to patients.

"There were a large number of people to manage and we had to ensure everyone was checked and got to safety.

"We took eight patients in total to Colchester General Hospital, all with non-life-threatening minor injuries. They were very lucky as it could have been considerably worse."

The road was closed for a number of hours while the emergency services dealt with the crash and vehicle recovery.

 

  • Summary:

    Eight people have been taken to hospital following a collision between a bus and a lorry today (2nd July).