School bus with 20 children on board crashes into barber shop in Sheffield

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Fortunately, there were no reported injuries to the school pupils following the collision. (PA)

A bus carrying schoolchildren has crashed into a barber shop in Sheffield, resulting in a number of injuries.

About 25 children were on board the single-decker bus when it collided with Stay Fresh Barbers on Handsworth Road at around 7.50am on Wednesday.

Emergency services including a number of ambulances, fire engines and police cars were at the scene.

All those on board have now left the vehicle.

The scene in Handsworth Road, Sheffield, where a school bus crashed into the front of a barber shop. (PA)

Emergency services have said none of the children were seriously injured in the crash.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Fire engines from Parkway, Central and Dearne fire stations responded to the incident at around 7.50am on Wednesday morning.

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"It is thought that around 25 children were on board the bus at the time of the collision.

The collision on Wednesday morning caused major delays in the area. (PA)
Damage: There were said to be 20 pupils on the bus when it crashed. (PA)

"A small number of children have suffered minor injuries but most are unharmed.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman added: "Officers are currently on the scene in Handsworth Road, Sheffield, following reports that a school bus has collided with a shop.

"There are no reports of serious injuries, however emergency services will remain at the scene to secure the building.”

There are now major delays in the area as peak traffic builds up while investigative and clean-up work is carried out.

Parents who believe their children were on board the bus have been asked to collect them, if required, from a fire service training centre on Beaver Hill Road.