Norfolk: Investigation continues into bus crash

AN investigation is continuing into the cause of a crash in which a bus carrying 48 passengers overturned near Norwich Airport.

The single vehicle accident, involving a single-decker coach operated by Mendlesham-based Galloway Travel, happened at Horsham St Faith at about 3.40pm yesterday.

Approximately 49 people were on board - it is still not clear where they were from - and all were released from the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Constabulary confirmed tonight that 19 people were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after the accident.

Eight of these were kept in over night - three of which were released today while the other five remain in hospital.

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The spokeswoman said three have serious but non life threatening “broken bone” type injuries while the other two are being kept in for observation.

The passengers who did not require hospital treatment have carried on with their trip, she said.

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The coach was returning to Norwich following a Christmas tour of north Norfolk, including Cromer and North Walsham.

Horsham St Faith Social Club was opened as a location to provide support to the non-injured passengers.

A coach and minibus were used to transport the uninjured away from the area, which was cordoned off by police.

Norfok Fire and Rescue Service sent three fire engines, from Sprowston, Earlham and Norwich and a search and rescue team from Wymondham. A spokesman said it helped rescue 41 of the passengers.

Any witnesses should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 0845 4564567.

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