September 24, 2011

Wow or Stupid ?

SCHOOLKIDS had a miracle escape as the roof of this bus was sliced off under a bridge yesterday.

Thirteen tearful youngsters and the driver were taken to hospital but none suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver misjudged the height of the railway bridge as he took 50 pupils to the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington, Co Durham.

Witness Tony Jones said: "The roof was peeled back as if a can opener had been used on it. There was screaming and some of the kids had cuts to the head." Terrified teens on the top deck ducked for their lives. 

Residents dashed to the aid of shocked and bleeding children. One girl had a suspected broken collar bone. College principal Tim Fisher said: "It was a lucky escape." Police are investigating.

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