Crash driver praised

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

The driver of a school bus in­volved in a hor­rific crash has been praised for help­ing the chil­dren caught up in the in­ci­dent.

The McColls coach ended up in an em­bank­ment af­ter the col­li­sion with a Re­nault Clio at 8.40am onWed­nes­day, Au­gust 23, as it trans­ported pupils from Bal­loch and Old Bon­hill to Our Lady and St Pa­trick’s High in Dum­bar­ton.

Many par­ents have been quick to praise the driver in­volved for his part in mak­ing sure the in­ci­dent was not more se­ri­ous. Pupils walked away with mi­nor in­juries in­clud­ing cuts and bruises.

And McColls direc­tor Liam McColl said:“We are very proud of how our driver han­dled the ac­ci­dent and we have re­ceived much praise from par­ents and the school.”

The 27-year-old male driver of the black Re­nault Clio was air­lifted to hospi­tal. He re­mains in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion but he is mak­ing progress.

Am­bu­lances and pa­tient trans­port buses took 19 chil­dren and one woman from the bus to the Royal Alexan­dra Hospi­tal in Pais­ley and the Queen El­iz­a­beth Uni­ver­sity Hospi­tal in Glas­gow. Another two chil­dren were taken by rel­a­tives.

Po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing and can be con­tacted on 101.

Crash site Po­lice closed the road af­ter the car and bus crashed

Ac­ci­dent The school bus in a verge af­ter crash­ing on Ren­ton Road

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