Student dies after school bus crashes with bin lorry in Birmingham

A schoolgirl has died after a crash in Castle Vale.

The 14-year-old student from John Taylor High School in Staffordshire was heading out to an art trip with fellow Year 9 and Year 12 pupils when the minibus was involved in the incident with a bin lorry on the A38 at 9am this morning (July 7th).

Three teachers and 20 other pupils were also onboard. One pupil was taken to hospital with “superficial injuries” and several others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Superintendent Dean Hatton, head of the Central Motorway Police Group, said: “This is a tragic incident.

“The family of the teenage girl has been informed and they are being supported by officers from our family liaison unit.

“We are also in contact with the school and our colleagues at Staffordshire Police, who are understandably devastated as this occurred while their students were on a school trip.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken to police is asked to call 101 and ask for the Collision Investigation Unit.

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