Crash driver praised
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