A coach driver had a lucky escape when a coach passenger window suddenly ‘blew out’ as he was driving at around 60mph. Fortunately there were no passengers on the coach at the time.
The driver believes it may have been a gun shot which smashed the window, possibly from pheasant shooters. There were no other vehicles near him at the time.
The accident happened near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, on the A64 at 7.15am on Monday as the coach was heading towards York to pick up the first lot of passengers for a trip to Devon.
When the passengers were collected in York, the window had a gaping hole in it. There were temporary repairs made before the coach set off for Devon.
The coach window will have to be ordered from Holland and will cost the coach company, who only bought the coach two weeks previously, around £500.
Following the coach accident the driver and co-owner of Gain Travel in Bradford, Ian Bottomley, said that when the window suddenly went bang it ‘frightened the living daylights out of me’. He also said that he could have lost control of the coach if he had been hit by whatever caused the coach window to smash.
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Following a horrific coach crash accident on the slip road north bound at junction seven of the M40 near Thame, Oxfordshire, the coach driver and thirty-five injured coach passengers were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The single-deck coach accident happened just before 11pm Saturday, when it flipped onto its side.
Operations were required at the Oxford Hospital for four people to treat injuries including broken bones. Thirteen others from the coach required emergency treatment.
It is not known what caused the coach accident at this time. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
The slip road was closed by police as they carried out investigations and cleared the area. The motorway remained open in both directions.
The coach accident required six ambulances to attend the scene and to take the driver and passengers to hospital.
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The funeral of schoolgirl Natasha Paton who was killed on a school trip to Alton Towers will took place today. In a tragic coach crash accident, pupil passengers were also seriously injured as the organised childrens school coach trip ended in horror last week.
The school coach was driving in horrendous snow and icy weather conditions from Lanark Grammar School to Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, for what was supposed to be a fantastic day out for the pupils. The coach driver lost control of the vehicle, it hit a bridge, then overturned landing in a river causing a fatality and severe injury to passengers.
Following the coach crash accident, Natasha’s parents said they were “devastated” by the death of their daughter.
A celebration of Natasha’s life took place at St Nicholas’s Parish Church in Lanark. As asked by the family, the mourners wore bright clothes to celebrate the teenagers short life.
A coach passenger accident claim can be made with our personal injury solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis and upon winning the claim, every penny awarded will be paid out to you.
A coach accident always has the added danger of multiple casualties, as often coaches are full of passengers either on holiday or enjoying a day trip out.
Coach drivers often have to travel long distances each day, but they are highly skilled and usually take great care in their job. Sometimes however, accidents do happen and coach passengers are injured in an accident.
Any coach passenger injured in an accident should inform the driver and the coach company. The injuries suffered need medical attention if a claim for compensation is to be made.
A coach passenger accident claim for compensation can be made up to three years from the date of the accident. Most coach passengers claim compensation sooner rather than later, this also helps the claim, as the information surrounding the accident is still fresh in the mind.
A coach accident claim for compensation may be because of a road accident or from faulty seating which the coach company should have noticed before the passengers were taken out.
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