Teenage girl dies after minibus collides with lorry in Birmingham

BREAKING: Teenage girl dies after minibus collides with lorry in Birmingham

A police cordon has been put in place (Stock image)

Friday, July 7, 2017

A schoolgirl has died after the minibus she was on collided with a lorry in Birmingham.

John Taylor High School said many of their year nine and year 12 pupils were on the minibus at the time of the crash on the A38 Kingsbury Road.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has said they are treating 26 patients following the crash, according to the Evening Standard.

The crash happened at around 9am today (July 7), photos from the incident show a minibus and a bin lorry within a police cordon.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “There were 25 patients from the minibus.

"One of whom, a teenage girl, had suffered serious injuries in the collision and unfortunately it immediately became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The lorry driver, a man, was also assessed and discharged at the scene, having avoided injury.”

Nineteen children and four adults, including the minibus driver, have been allowed to leave the scene following assessment.

Another teenage girl was also treated at the scene for minor injuries, but has now been take to Heartlands Hospital for more assessments.

A witness told the Birmingham Mail: "I turned around and I saw a lot of dust go up in the air and a lot of glass shattered and metal from the lorry on the roadway by the bus stop."

The school has released a statement: "Please be aware that a number of our year nine and year 12 students that are on an art trip have been involved in a serious road traffic accident this morning.

"We are working to support those directly affected. Please support us by not ringing into school as this closes our lines."