A school bus crash on the A38 in Birmingham has seen a pupil die and 25 injured from John Taylor High School in Burton. The East Staffordshire school has confirmed their students were on the minibus when it was involved in an incident this morning. And at around 1pm, West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed a schoolgirl, aged 14, had tragically died in the crash.
A spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to discover a collision between a minibus and a lorry. There were 25 patients, from the minibus. One of whom, a teenage girl, had suffered serious injuries in the collision and unfortunately it immediately became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”
Photos taken at the scene show the minibus, which was transporting John Taylor High School on an art trip, with broken windows with a green tarpaulin stretched over one side. A bin lorry is located a few metres behind the minibus, which came to a stop on the right hand side of the road. Superintendent Dean Hatton of the Central Motorway Police Group said: “No arrests have been made and both drivers are helping us with our investigation. It is too early to say how this crash happened.”