Children were left screaming and covered in blood after two school buses crashed.
One 12-year-old boy with a serious facial injury was flown to hospital by air ambulance, along with one of the drivers who became trapped in the mangled wreckage.
In all, 20 people needed hospital treatment, although none had life-threatening injuries.
Maureen Davison, who was working nearby when the collision happened this morning, said: ‘There was blood all over the kids and they were screaming. It was like a horror story – really, really bad.’
The single- and double-decker buses crashed during the school run in Stanley, Co. Durham.
The children involved were aged 11 to 18 and some of those injured were lying on the grass, waiting to be treated. Others, who were less badly hurt, were taken to a pub where they were comforted by their teachers.
The Durham and Darlington Fire Service said: ‘Our priority was to get the driver of the yellow bus released. It was a straightforward rescue for us but it was prolonged due to the fact two buses were seriously entangled.’
The pupils were from the St Bede’s School and Tanfield Comprehensive.
3 June 2014 | 9:48 pm – Source: metro.co.uk