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Call for better safety rules after boy loses leg falling from coach

Seb Goold from Stamford in Lincolnshire lost his leg after falling from a moving coach. Photo:

The parents of a boy who fell out of a coach moving at 60mph as he travelled home from a rugby tournament in Norfolk are calling on the government to bring in stricter safety regulations for buses.

11-year-old Seb Goold from Stamford near Peterborough lost his right leg in the incident two years ago.

Seb Goold from Stamford in Lincolnshire lost his leg after falling from a moving coach.

Seb's mum and dad are campaigning for safety features on older coaches to be brought into line with new ones.

Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

"There just has has to be a more transparent and visible system where if you're booking a coach it's very clear how old it is, it's very clear what safety feature it's got and it's very clear the operator's license history.

So you know exactly what your children are getting on, you know how safe it is and you can make an informed judgement."

– NICK GOOLD
Seb Goold's parents Tracey and Nick are calling better safety measures on coaches. Credit: ITV News

Seb was nine when he was seriously injured in April 2014.

He fell from the moving bus on the A47 in Norfolk taking him back from a rugby tournament in Holt.

A door in the centre of the coach near the toilet flew open and Seb was sucked out and went under the back wheel.

Seb Goold spent three weeks in a coma after his leg was amputated.

Seb was initially taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge. He suffer a cardiac arrest on the way.

He spent three weeks in a coma after his leg was amputated.