Factory Workers Injured in Coach Crash in Telford, Shropshire
A driver had to undergo emergency treatment after being cut from the wreckage of a coach which was carrying factory workers. The coach, which collided with a lorry on Telford’s Hortonwood Industrial Estate on Friday 12 December, left 16 people needing hospital attention.
The 30 year old driver sustained injuries to his lower legs and was taken to Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital together with three passengers who suffered suspected neck injuries.
26 passengers were taken to Donnington ambulance station for medical checks, 12 were then taken onto the Princess Royal Hospital for treatment.
The coach, on a regular run, had been taking factory workers from Wolverhampton to a chicken processing plant in Telford when the road accident happened.
It is understood that all those taken to hospital have now been discharged.
Neil Lorimer , personal injury lawyer of Shropshire firm Lanyon Bowdler has previous experience of representing victims from coach crashes.
He commented, “Injuries to passengers, including trauma, are likely to range from the minor, through a number of moderate injuries to the very severe. Passengers may well have incurred or incur medical expenses including loss of earnings, require assistance with day to day tasks or have other more complex needs.”