Schoolchildren injured as bus crashes into barber's shop in Sheffield

29 January 2020, 09:03 | Updated: 29 January 2020, 10:39

The scene of the bus crash
The scene of the bus crash. Picture: Twitter/TheTank180
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

A bus carrying around 25 children to school has crashed through the window of a barber's shop in Sheffield.

Dramatic photos posted on social media show the bus embedded in the front of the Stay Fresh barbers shop on Handsworth Road in the city.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Fire engines from Parkway, Central and Dearne fire stations responded to the incident at around 7.50am on Wednesday morning.

"It is thought that around 25 children were on board the bus at the time of the collision.

"A small number of children have suffered minor injuries but most are unharmed."

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman added: "Officers are currently on the scene in Handsworth Road, Sheffield, following reports that a school bus has collided with a shop.

"There are no reports of serious injuries, however emergency services will remain at the scene to secure the building."

Parents who believe their children were on board the bus have been asked to collect them, if required, from a fire service training centre on Beaver Hill Road.

Stacey Smith, 29, who owns Stay Fresh Barbers with business partner Neville Clarke, 40, said she was devastated about the bus crash.

She said: "At 10 to eight this morning, I got a phone call saying a bus has gone straight through your shop.

"We didn't believe it at first but the whole driver's side and the front where people sit is in our shop, touching where people sit inside.

"It's a mess but it could have been much worse, a lot of people could have been hurt or someone could have died.

"Some of the kids have got a few minor injuries from the impact, nose bleeds and things like that, but there is nothing serious."

Sheffield Online said traffic was building up on"Handsworth road as a bus has collided into the side of a building."

Witness gemma Keeley said she saw passengers "standing with silver blankets round them. Not sure about the driver."

She said the front of the bus was "really bad" and had gone through the hairdresser's window.

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