East Mersea bus and lorry crash injures 18
23 September 2015
From the section Essex
The lorry carrying the steam engine is thought to have started its journey in Suffolk
Eighteen people were hurt, five seriously, when a bus crashed with a lorry carrying a steam engine.
The crash happened on East Road, East Mersea, Essex, just before 09:50 BST.
The bus driver was freed by firefighters and airlifted to Royal London Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Four passengers were taken to Colchester General.
A man, 51, from Great Yarmouth, was held on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The road is likely to remain closed for most of the day, Essex Police said.
The force said a large proportion of the 32 passengers were either uninjured or walking wounded.
The East of England Ambulance Service, which sent seven …read more
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