School bus overturns on school run with parents told to stay away from scene

11 November 2021, 09:22 | Updated: 11 November 2021, 13:05

The bus overturned on Meadow Lane in North Hykeham
The bus overturned on Meadow Lane in North Hykeham. Picture: Google Maps/Lincolnshire Police

By Daisy Stephens

A school bus has overturned in Lincolnshire, with police attending the scene and asking parents to stay away from the scene.

There were approximately 60 children on board the bus, according to a spokesperson from Lincolnshire Police.

In a statement confirming their attendance at the scene, an East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 8.28am on November 11 to Meadow Lane in North Hykeham.

"The caller reported that there had been a road traffic collision.

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"We sent two paramedics in fast response cars, three LIVES community first responders and three double-crewed ambulances. The police were also on scene.

"Currently, two patients have been taken to Lincoln County Hospital via double-crewed ambulances and we are currently still on scene."The incident happened on Meadow Lane in North Hykeham.

It is understood the bus was taking pupils to two local secondary schools - the Sir Robert Pattison Academy and the North Kesteven Academy.

Police attended the scene and closed the road just after 8.30am.

The road then reopened, but was later closed again as engineers began to recover the stricken vehicle.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Lincolnshire Police said: "We are on scene at Meadow Lane, North Hykeham following reports of an overturned school bus. Thankfully there are no serious injuries reported."

They previously said: "We ask that any parents/guardians understandably concerned do not attend the scene and instead go to St. Christopher's School on Hykeham Road which will be used as a rendezvous point."