Coventry school bus crashes into leisure centre

The 813 bus service that serves the villages Bramcote, Shilton, Bulkington and Nuneaton schools crashed into the wall of Bedworth Leisure Centre at 12.05pm today (Wednesday).

On hitting the wall, the bus caused swimming pool water to come flooding out. Phoenix Coaches operates the service. It is not yet known whether there were any children on board during the time of the crash.

“At 12.05pm Bedworth received a call to a bus that had a collision in to the side of Bedworth Leisure Centre and water from the pool was flooding out,” a spokesman for the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

“Crews cordoned off the area with help of the police and an ambulance was requested for the driver of the coach as a precaution.”

“Crews have made effect to reduce the flooding and structural engineers are working to make the building safe.”

Phoenix Coaches ensure that all of their ‘uniformed drivers are CRB checked’. A spokesperson for Phoenix Coaches confirmed that no one had been injured in the crash.

Meanwhile, Bedworth Leisure Centre’s website released the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances Bedworth Leisure Centre will be closed until further notice. We will endeavour to update once further information is available and when the centre is scheduled to reopen.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause,” they added.


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