Oundle bus crash raised in House of Commons
The school bus crash in Oundle has been raised in Parliament this morning (Thursday) by constituency MP Tom Pursglove.
Mr Pursglove, Corby and East Northants MP, called on Northants County Council to review the sitation at the crossroads in Cotterstock Road where the smash took place last Thursday.
Twenty children from Prince William School and Oundle Primary were injured in the crash, though none seriously.
The Oundle to Kings Cliffe bus was carrying 49 pupils. One was airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Pursglove said: “Last Thursday a terrible school bus accident happened at Cotterstock crossroads in my constituency and thankfully everybody has been discharged from hospital.
“Will the leader of the House send his best wishes to the parents, pupils and teachers at Prince William School and Oundle Primary School and also join me in calling on Northamptonshire County Council to review the situation at the crossroads, and at the same time thank our remarkable emergency services for all that they did?”
Leader of the House David Lidington said: “I am sure that my honourable friend’s constituents will appreciate the tribute he paid to the local emergency services and I will certainly send my best wishes to the schools concerned and all who were caught up in that accident.
“Obviously it’s a matter for the county council to decide whether it wishes to review the highway but I would I have thought, in view of what happened, it would be sensible for any local authority to take a fresh look at these things.”