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School bus crash on A1071 at Evans Heath, Polstead, near Hadleigh sees four teenagers injured





Teenagers were injured when their school bus was involved in a collision yesterday.

Emergency services attended the crash on the A1071 at Evans Heath, Polstead, near Hadeligh yesterday, where the bus left the road and collided with a road sign, ending up in a field.

Police this afternoon confirmed the bus was carrying teenagers at the time of the incident. Multiple ambulances and an air ambulance were sent to the scene.

The A1071 at Evans Heath, near Hadleigh, a school bus crash injured several teenagers yesterday. Picture: Google Maps
The A1071 at Evans Heath, near Hadleigh, a school bus crash injured several teenagers yesterday. Picture: Google Maps

Nine teenagers were hurt, with four confirmed by Suffolk Police taken to hospital for treatment. The injuries were not life threatening.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said: “Police were called shortly after 5:05pm yesterday to reports of a single vehicle collision in Polstead.

“A double decker bus travelling along the A1071 left the road and collided with a road sign, before coming to rest in a field.

Essex and Herts air ambulance attended the crash on the A1071 at Evans Heath, Polstead, near Hadleigh yesterday where several teenagers were injured. Picture: EHAAT
Essex and Herts air ambulance attended the crash on the A1071 at Evans Heath, Polstead, near Hadleigh yesterday where several teenagers were injured. Picture: EHAAT

“The bus, a school bus, was carrying teenage children at the time of the collision.

“The road was closed as emergency services attended to the incident and reopened at 8:55pm.”

Five ambulances, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended the scene.

Three vehicles from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to the scene although they were ultimately not needed.

Any witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those with dash cam footage, are asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team on 101 quoting CAD 232 of 23 January, or via the ‘tell us’ webpage here.

Alternatively, residents can contact Crimestoppers with information anonymously on 0800555111.