Eastbourne primary school children in coach crash

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Children were involved in a coach crash on their way back from a school trip on Thursday afternoon (July 18).

The coach, transporting youngsters from Willingdon Primary School, collided with a scaffolding pole which came through the window on the top deck of the double decker coach. It smashed the window and parents have told the Herald children were screaming. No-one was injured in the crash but the children were shaken and upset by the incident

It happened in Western Road, Lewes, just after 2pm.

The 42 youngsters, all in Year Five and aged nine and ten, were on their way home from a school trip at the Ardingly Show.

They were taken to a cool room in Lewes Police Station to wait for a replacement coach away from the hot sun.

They arrived back at the school gate to their concerned parents at 4.15pm.

Willingdon Primary School had sent out text messages and emails to parents alerting them to the situation.

Was your child on the coach? Comment below or email juliet.mead@eastbourneherald.co.uk.