Winchester School Bus Crashes Into Railway Bridge Leaving Three Children Seriously Injured

Photos from the scene in Hampshire show the wreckage of the double decker bus.

Three children have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a school bus crashed into a railway bridge in Winchester.

Another 13 children suffered minor injuries in the incident, Hampshire Police said.

Photos from the scene show the wreckage of the double-decker bus, which crashed into a bridge on Wellhouse Lane at 8.10am on Thursday.

A police spokesperson said that three pupils had been taken to hospital with serious – but not life-threatening – injuries.

He said: “We were called at 8.10am today, 10 September, to reports of a serious collision on Wellhouse Lane, Winchester, after a school bus collided with a railway bridge causing significant damage to the top of the bus.

The scene on Well House Lane in Winchester after three children were taken to hospital with serious injuries while 13 others suffered minor injuries after the school bus they were travelling in crashed into a railway bridge.
The scene on Well House Lane in Winchester after three children were taken to hospital with serious injuries while 13 others suffered minor injuries after the school bus they were travelling in crashed into a railway bridge.
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“Three students with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, have been taken to hospital.

“A further 13 students with minor injuries have been dealt with at the scene.

“All the students involved are aged between 11 and 16.

“A road closure is in place on Wellhouse Lane from the junction with Andover Road North to School Lane to enable us to deal with this incident. We thank you for your patience.

“We are working in cooperation with the school and Hampshire County Council children’s services to provide support to the students and their parents.”