Schoolgirl injured in bus crash

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A GIRL was taken to hospital with whiplash after a school bus carrying 20 pupils was involved in a crash in Caldecott on Tuesday.

The bus, which was heading for Uppingham Community College, was travelling from Corby along the A6003 through the village.

Police say the bus crashed into the back of a lorry which had braked sharply at about 8.30am. The bus windscreen smashed.

The lorry did not stop after the collision.

The injured schoolgirl was taken to Kettering General Hospital and was accompanied by a member of staff from the school. She was discharged the same day.

Uppingham Community College headteacher Jan Turner said: “We are very grateful to the police and the ambulance service for their attention and help on Tuesday morning.

“The police have commended our students for their responsible and mature behaviour.”

Some of the pupils on the bus were picked up at the scene of the collision by their parents. The others went into school for the day.

Police are appealing for the lorry driver or any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact PC 1383 Martin Thomas at Oakham Police Station on 0116 222 2222.