Two children and a man in hospital following traffic collision in Chobham

MANGLED - the remains of the BMW
MANGLED – the remains of the BMW

FOURTEEN children suffered minor injuries and two more are in hospital after a school coach was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Chobham.

Six ambulance crews – including the air ambulance – were called to the junction of Philpot Lane and Station Road at around 8.30am this morning after a single decker coach transporting 27 children to Woking High School collided with a BMW.

The 30-year-old driver of the car was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, with head injuries but his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

Amongst the mangled wreckage of the BMW was a child’s booster seat.

The two children were taken directly to St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, with 14 others treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Parents of the pupils on board were advised of the situation by school headteacher Jane Abbott who was at the scene.

Motorists were  advised to avoid the area as road closures continued to affect Philpot Lane, Station Road, Chobham Road and Littlewick Road.

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639933 quoting reference P12167311.

WRECKAGE - the driver of the BMW was taken to St George's hospital
WRECKAGE – the driver of the BMW was taken to St George’s hospital

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