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Pupils Seek Compensation after Bus Crash

School pupils are reported to be seeking compensation after being injured in a bus crash.

Numerous pupils were on the bus when it was involved in the accident in the Autumn of 2010. It was transporting them home from school when the accident occurred. It resulted in the double-decker bus toppling over into a field, and landing on its side. The incident is said to have been caused by poor weather conditions.

The three pupils who are seeking compensation were taken to hospital after the incident so that they could have their injuries treated. The injuries they suffered were serious, with one child suffering a broken collar bone. The two other pupils suffered a broken shoulder and internal bruising respectively.

The Kincardineshire Observer reports that the pupils compensation claim is in the early stages, but states they a seeking a five-figure settlement.

The incident has resulted in the bus company making changes, with only single-decker buses now being used on the route. Pupils now have to wear seatbelts whilst travelling on the bus, and drivers are kept up to date with any weather warnings relating to potentially severe conditions.

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