Monday, 18 August 2008

Fatal coach crash

A double-decker bus, carrying foreign workers on a day out, has crashed near the Alton Towers themepark in Staffordshire, central England. The vehicle collided with a car, then went over a bridge and fell 45 feet on to its roof. One person is known to have died, 44 are injured of whom several seriously. A number have been airlifted to hospital in Birmingham. Weather conditions were described as severe, with a torrential downpour occurring. Coach and bus drivers, contacting the BBC, stated that the roads to the theme park were very narrow and difficult to negotiate.

Details of this incident are still coming in.


  1. OMG that is awful Guido........... Thank you for letting us know.
    I do hope that there are no more fatalities. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all

  2. That's terrible.  My thoughts & prayers will be with all those involved.

  3. Very Sad!!!