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Toddler rushed to hospital after being hit by a coach

June 1, 2017 11:55 AM
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Toddler rushed to hospital after being hit by a coach

A child has been taken to Derriford Hospital after being hit by coach on a busy Plymouth road.

Witnesses saw a child aged about two lying the road and a hysterical mother next to a National Express coach in the St Budeaux Square area of Wolseley Road.

Police have now confirmed they were called to the area at 11.50am and that a child has been take to the A&E department at Derriford Hospital with a bump to the head.

Witnesses have reported hearing a bang, and seeing a hysterical mother, a young boy lying 'flat out' on the side of the road, and a National Express coach at the scene of the incident.

An eyewitness said: "I heard a loud scream and the coach stop, it all happened very quickly.

"The child ran into the road, all I saw was the bus driver with her head in her hands."

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At 12.12pm, traffic alert website Inrix reported a coach and pedestrian had been involved in a collision on Wolseley Road, between Henderson Place and Beacon Park Road. At 12.29 the accident was reported to have been cleared.

The coach was emptied of passengers shortly afterwards and CityBus staff directed traffic around the crash scene.

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Police have confirmed a child has been taken to the A&E department of Derriford Hospital after being hit by a coach on Wolseley Road.

We're receiving unconfirmed reports that a young child has been hit by a National Express coach in Plymouth.

The collision has happened in the St Budeaux Square area of Wolseley Road.

We've got calls in with the emergency services and a reporter on their way to scene and will update you as soon as possible.

Reports of slow traffic due to accident, a coach and pedestrian involved on A3064 Wolseley Road inbound between B3396 Saltash Road and Henderson Place / Beacon Park Road.

Traffic returned to normal and road cleared, accident cleared on Salcombe Road between Prince Maurice Road and Lipson Road.

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Source: devonlive.com

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