Children among 12 injured in Kilkenny collision involving school bus and lorry

Children Among 12 Injured In Kilkenny Collision Involving School Bus And Lorry
The driver of the lorry sustained serious injuries in the collision on Thursday morning. Photo: PA Images
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Muireann Duffy

A number of adults and children have been injured in a road traffic collision involving a school bus and a lorry in Co Kilkenny.

Emergency services attended the scene of the crash on the N77 at Ardloo shortly after 10.20am on Thursday.


The driver of the lorry, a man aged in his 40s, was airlifted from the scene to Tallaght University Hospital with serious injuries.

Eight children and two adults who were passengers in the bus were taken to St Lukes General Hospital in Kilkenny for assessment, with their injuries being described as non-life threatening.

Meanwhile, the bus driver, a man in his 50s, was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí confirmed traffic diversions are in place as a forensic examination is carried out at the scene of the collision.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda station on 056-777 5000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111, or any Garda station.

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