Children 'shaken' as coach slides into ditch near Burnham-On-Sea
group of children onboard a coach were left 'shaken' but unhurt
after it slid into a roadside ditch near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday
Road in East Brent was closed by police for several hours after
the incident involving a single-decker coach.
fire engines from Weston and one from Burnham were sent to the
scene amid initial concern for the passengers onboard the coach.
a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The coach had
slid into a ditch, but fortunately the people onboard were unhurt."
checked on them and also ensured the vehicle was safe before leaving
it to be recovered by a commercial firm."
Some of the children, from Hugh Sexey Middle School, were said
to be shocked but were otherwise unhurt and were collected by
incident occurred at around 5pm near the junction with the A370.
The road was partially closed until mid-evening to allow recovery
of the coach by heavy-lifting equipment, as pictured here. Soft
road verges after periods of rain have caused many similiar incidents
in recent years.
The stuck coach being taken away from the ditch on Monday evening