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School pays tribute to pupil, 7, killed in bus crash

The school where seven-year-old Rowan Fitzgerald was a pupil has issued a statement, after his death in Saturday's bus crash in Coventry.

A spokesperson for St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected by the tragedy which happened in Coventry on Saturday night.

– spokesperson, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

Boy, 7, and pensioner killed in bus crash named

A message reads: 'To Mum, RIP You did not deserve to die like this' Credit: ITV News

The seven-year-old boy and pensioner killed in Saturday's bus crash in Coventry have been named.

Rowan Fitzgerald, from Leamington Spa, and Dora Hancox, from Nuneaton, both died when a Stagecoach double decker bus crashed into a supermarket.

Rowan's cousin, an eight-year-old girl, was also injured and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Five other people also suffered injuries in the collision.


Stagecoach: 'Our hearts go out' to bus crash families

The bus slammed into the side of the supermarket on Saturday evening Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Stagecoach has issued a statement saying its "hearts go out" to the families of the victim's of Saturday's bus crash in Coventry.

One of its double decker buses slammed into the side of a Sainsbury's supermarket, killing two people.

The company also said the bus driver, a 77-year-old man, had "many years' experience" and had "passed a mandatory annual medical".

In a statement, the company said:

Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost their loved ones. Our thoughts also remain with all those affected by this tragic incident.

No driver we employ is allowed behind the wheel of our buses without us being satisfied that they are fully qualified, safe and meet all necessary legal requirements. In this case, our driver has many years' experience and has also passed a mandatory annual medical.

Both our driver and our company are co-operating fully in helping police determine the full circumstances involved.

Police have not yet completed their investigation and it is inappropriate to speculate in advance of their inquiries being concluded.

– Spokesperson, Stagecoach Midlands


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Police appeal for bus crash witnesses to come forward

Tributes left at the scene. Credit: PA

Police investigating a bus crash which killed two people in Coventry at the weekend have asked any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact them.

A seven-year-old boy from Leamington, who was travelling on the double-decker, died at the scene.

His cousin, an eight-year-old girl, was also injured and is now in a stable condition in hospital. Previous reports suggested the boy was eight and the girl was nine.

A woman from Nuneaton, believed to be in her 70s, who was a pedestrian, also died at the scene.

West Midlands Police said they are not naming either of the victims at this stage.

The 77-year-old male bus driver is helping police with their enquiries.

Investigations continue into Coventry bus crash

An eight-year-old boy and a woman died in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Investigations are continuing this morning into a bus crash in Coventry which killed a boy and a pensioner.

It happened early on Saturday evening when the double-decker careered into a Supermarket in the city centre.

The local community have been paying their respects at the scene.

A message reads: 'To Mum, RIP You did not deserve to die like this' Credit: ITV News

Ambulance service say bus crash site was 'horrific scene'

West Midlands Ambulance Service have described the bus crash in Coventry last night as an "horrific scene".

A woman in her seventies was among two people killed when the double-decker bus careered into Sainsbury's in the city centre.

An eight-year-old boy was also killed, while a nine-year-old girl remains in critical condition, police say.

None of the victims have yet been formally identified.

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