A handful of Scottish school pupils have been hurt in a road accident on the way to Alton Towers theme park.
They suffered “minor cuts” after two buses from North Ayrshire’s Ardrossan Academy collided with one another on Thursday morning (May 26).
The buses were just 15 minutes away from the attraction when the accident happened just after 8am.
The number of children and staff on board numbered 89, but all of them arrived at Alton Towers safely after the casualties were treated.
Road traffic accident only ‘minor’
North Ayrshire Council’s officials are calling the road traffic accident “minor”, adding that no-one was seriously hurt.
Lisa Chalmers, head teacher at the academy, said she wanted to reassure parents that paramedics gave their children a thorough once-over.
She confirmed that five children suffered minor cuts and received medical treatment. Ms Chalmers described the children’s spirits as “high” after the incident, claiming they were still intent on having a good time at Alton Towers.
Precaution after bus crash accident
Ms Chalmers says the school took the precaution after the bus crash accident of contacting every pupil’s family. She says it wanted to ensure that parents gave their permission before their children were allowed on the rides.
Ms Chalmers added that paramedics had given the children the all-clear to proceed with their Alton Towers trip.
She thanked the local bus firm which put on replacement buses to ensure that the pupils could still go ahead with their day out.
The teacher also thanked paramedics and Ardrossan Academy’s employees and pupils.
Date Published: June 14, 2016
Author: Jonathan Brown