Boy, 12, severely injured in County Durham bus crash

A 12-year-old boy has been flown to hospital with severe facial injuries after two school buses collided at Stanley, County Durham today, an air ambulance spokesman said. Approximately 50 children and two adults were involved in the collision.

30 children in hospital after County Durham bus crash

Thirty children are being treated in hospital after two buses collided in Stanley in County Durham, including one boy who suffered serious facial injuries.

Fifty children from two local schools were travelling on the buses when the crash occurred.

The emergency services at the scene of the crash in County Durham. Credit: ITV News

The two bus drivers were taken to different hospitals for treatment, while a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious facial injuries.

Twenty seven other children are having treatment for minor injuries.

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50 children & two adults involved in bus crash

Fifty children and two adults were on board the school buses when the collision occurred in Stanley, County Durham, this morning.

One driver was trapped, according to the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which was called to the scene.

The doctor-led trauma team triaged the injured persons and a 12-year-old child was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (in Newcastle) with serious facial injuries.

– Great North Air Ambulance Service spokesman