2 Ribble Valley pupils fall out of bus

TWO schoolboys were taken to hospital after they fell out of a double-decker bus window.

The boys, aged 12 and 13, and both pupils at St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, were on the 637 bus, at 3.40pm yesterday, when the incident happened.

The pair were leaning against a window on the lower deck as the bus drove down Whalley Road, Clitheroe, close to the Villa restaurant, when it fell out and they tumbled four feet on to the road, police said.

Ambulances were called, but the boys were ‘walking wounded’, with cuts and bruises, police said.

St Augustine’s headteacher Anthony McNamara said the parents of the children were due to take them to hospital for a check-up.

The 637 service was run by Clitheroe-based Hodgsons Coaches.

Last night, a spokeswoman for the firm declined to comment, but said an investigation would be launched.

Police were also due to liaise with school bosses oevr the incident.

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5:46pm Wed 3 Nov 10

Wishingwell says...

This happened with a Ribblesdale Bus a few years ago and somebody is going to get killed.
This happened with a Ribblesdale Bus a few years ago and somebody is going to get killed. Wishingwell

6:25pm Wed 3 Nov 10

Stone Island says...

If people sit on the seats, then they won't fall out of the windows.
If people sit on the seats, then they won't fall out of the windows. Stone Island

7:00pm Wed 3 Nov 10

joowoody says...

Stone Island wrote:
If people sit on the seats, then they won't fall out of the windows.
How right you are. How do they get away with driving these kids around if they are not sat down.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: If people sit on the seats, then they won't fall out of the windows.[/p][/quote]How right you are. How do they get away with driving these kids around if they are not sat down. joowoody

10:58pm Wed 3 Nov 10

useyourhead says...

joowoody wrote:
Stone Island wrote: If people sit on the seats, then they won't fall out of the windows.
How right you are. How do they get away with driving these kids around if they are not sat down.
the driver cannot check every passenger is properly seated every ten seconds and watch the road too!
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if children of this age are not capable of assesing the danger inherent in such situations then the bus ought to turn right at whalley, instead of left, and take them to calderstones!
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stop mollycoddling them, they learnt a lesson, and hopefully taught one too, thats how it works folks, you are fooling yourselves if you think you can remove EVERY danger, in fact i would suggest that to think you can do that is the most dangerous thing you could ever do for our continued survival as a species.
[quote][p][bold]joowoody[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: If people sit on the seats, then they won't fall out of the windows.[/p][/quote]How right you are. How do they get away with driving these kids around if they are not sat down.[/p][/quote]the driver cannot check every passenger is properly seated every ten seconds and watch the road too! - if children of this age are not capable of assesing the danger inherent in such situations then the bus ought to turn right at whalley, instead of left, and take them to calderstones! - stop mollycoddling them, they learnt a lesson, and hopefully taught one too, thats how it works folks, you are fooling yourselves if you think you can remove EVERY danger, in fact i would suggest that to think you can do that is the most dangerous thing you could ever do for our continued survival as a species. useyourhead

11:18pm Wed 3 Nov 10

hunter3062 says...

as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...
as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe... hunter3062

11:54pm Wed 3 Nov 10

Pest Control says...

hunter3062 wrote:
as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...
Regarding your point "we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road" What if the driver wears glasses? Isn't that commonly known as specky four eyes?
[quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...[/p][/quote]Regarding your point "we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road" What if the driver wears glasses? Isn't that commonly known as specky four eyes? Pest Control

11:29am Thu 4 Nov 10

useyourhead says...

Pest Control wrote:
hunter3062 wrote: as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...
Regarding your point "we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road" What if the driver wears glasses? Isn't that commonly known as specky four eyes?
are you just pretending to be so stupid and ignorant? if not, how are able to operate a computer?
[quote][p][bold]Pest Control[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...[/p][/quote]Regarding your point "we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road" What if the driver wears glasses? Isn't that commonly known as specky four eyes?[/p][/quote]are you just pretending to be so stupid and ignorant? if not, how are able to operate a computer? useyourhead

12:07am Fri 5 Nov 10

Pest Control says...

useyourhead wrote:
Pest Control wrote:
hunter3062 wrote: as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...
Regarding your point "we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road" What if the driver wears glasses? Isn't that commonly known as specky four eyes?
are you just pretending to be so stupid and ignorant? if not, how are able to operate a computer?
I take great offence from your response. I was asking a genuine question! Are you a specky four eyes? Do you wear glasses? What size are they? Do they look like the bottom of jam jars? I operate a computer very well thank you. How about you useyourhead and get it out of your bottom.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pest Control[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: as a driver thats what i am paid to do drive in a safe manner from a2b.not here to wet nurse kids who dont give a toss.you ask them to sit they laugh you cant shout its abuse, you cant kick em off its neglect.company's, council, listen to the driver,s give an unemployed person a job CRB EM AND PUT THEM ON AS ESCORTS.parents travel on the school buses listen and watch your my little jonny, butter wouldent melt in his mouth you will be suprised.LET THE DRIVER DO HIS JOB and drive we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road we have a hard enough job to do without playing wet nurse as well..when accidents like this happen dont blame the driver, blame the few who make the journey dangerous by breaking the few simple rules made to keep them safe...[/p][/quote]Regarding your point "we have one pair of eyes and mine stay on the road" What if the driver wears glasses? Isn't that commonly known as specky four eyes?[/p][/quote]are you just pretending to be so stupid and ignorant? if not, how are able to operate a computer?[/p][/quote]I take great offence from your response. I was asking a genuine question! Are you a specky four eyes? Do you wear glasses? What size are they? Do they look like the bottom of jam jars? I operate a computer very well thank you. How about you useyourhead and get it out of your bottom. Pest Control

8:50am Fri 5 Nov 10

icemaiden says...

Thank goodness that the boys were ok and that they didn't fall from the top deck or onto the bypass at speed. However, it is wrong to report that they were simply leaning on the window - this is unfair to the bus operator. These boys were fighting and I hope that the school and their parents will punish them appropriately for putting lives (their own and of others) at risk.
Thank goodness that the boys were ok and that they didn't fall from the top deck or onto the bypass at speed. However, it is wrong to report that they were simply leaning on the window - this is unfair to the bus operator. These boys were fighting and I hope that the school and their parents will punish them appropriately for putting lives (their own and of others) at risk. icemaiden

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