A bus full of teens on the daily trip to college this morning had a terrifying experience when their driver deviated from the normal route and collided with a low bridge.

The double decker was on its way to Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington near Durham. One girl suffered a broken collar bone and several others had minor injuries. All of the teenagers and the driver involved in the incident have been discharged from hospital.

College principal Tim Fisher told the BBC: "This has been a lucky escape.

"I went down to the scene and, like everybody else, I was shocked, surprised and most of all relieved by the fact that all of the people travelling on the bus had walked away from the accident."

An investigation into why the bus took a different route is planned.


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