Schoolchildren Rushed to Hospital After Bus Crashes

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Schoolchildren from Blakestown Community School are taken to the hospital after their bus crashed into a bridge.

Dublin police are now investigating the crash incident which happened in the morning of Tuesday at around 10:45 AM.

The bus was travelling to the school’s trip destination when it crashed into a bridge in Mulhuddart on the Blakestown Road.

The spokesperson of the Irish police considered the incident as only a minor collision.

He added: “A number of schoolchildren, approximately 10, on board the bus were taken to hospital with what is described as minor injuries.

“Investigations are continuing.”

Ambulances and fire stations from the stations of Blanchardstown and Phibsborough rushed to the scene.

Blakestown Community School principal, Eileen O’Connor, said: “This morning a number of our students were on the bus on a school trip when the bus, on which they were travelling, was involved in an accident.

“The emergency services responded and thankfully there are no serious injuries, however a small number of students were taken by ambulance to hospital for further medical attention.

“All the parents were contacted and the school implemented the school critical incident management plan. The care and the wellbeing of our students and our teachers was the main priority this morning and continues to be.

“I am very thankful to the emergency services, the school staff and students and the parents and members of the local community for their support and assistance this morning.

“We are delighted there were no serious injuries.”

Many local residents said accidents involving lorries and buses have become frequent in the areas near the 2.6-metre high bridge.

In fact, one resident living nearby the accident area said: “It happens all the time, though I didn’t realise the bus was filled with schoolchildren. I don’t usually pay attention to the bridge accidents because it happens that often.”

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