Boy injured as school bus and 4x4 collide on A12
- Credit: Archant
Emergency services are at the scene of a collision between a coach and a 4x4 awaiting recovery.
One child has been taken to hospital as a precaution after a Cliff Park school bus and 4x4 collided around 3.30pm on Lowestoft Road near Hopton.
Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the scene, but only minor injuries were suffered from one child in the school bus.
The young boy has now been taken to the James Paget hospital for treatment.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said it was 'a precautionary measure'.
'One child has been taken to the James Paget hospital,' they said. 'They seem to be minor injuries and not too bad at first glance.'
Rob Sherington, principal of Cliff Park Ormiston, Academy, said he was 'delighted' his students have now returned home.
- 1 EXCLUSIVE: US tycoons in Norwich City investment talks
- 2 M&S to close 32 stores as part of move away from town centres
- 3 Where you can see the Red Arrows over Norfolk this weekend
- 4 'Our homes will be destroyed' - Neighbours' fears over proposed pylon route
- 5 Man claims supermarket fuel was contaminated as he reveals £200 repair bill
- 6 Revealed: Your favourite fish and chip shop in Norfolk
- 7 Norwich pub selling out on Sundays with new head chef's roast dinners
- 8 Scammers targeting Norfolk homes with fake parcel deliveries
- 9 Sweet Briar Road to reopen TODAY
- 10 Serious road crash hotspots in Norfolk revealed as fatalities fall
'I can confirm a 4x4 hit the school bus as it was takign students back to Hopton,' he said.
'It was on the first part of its journey, and one student has been taken to hospital as a precaution.
'The students were all very good, and the bus driver was excellent at keeping them all calm. There would have been up 40 students on the bus aged between 11 and 16.
'I am just delighted they are all home safely, as a second bus went to collect them.'
The A12 southbound was partially blocked and traffic has been mounting since the collision, which occurred between the Bridge Road junction and Links Road junction. The road is expected to be cleared shortly.
Picture by Tracy Collyer