Child left ‘seriously injured’ and rushed to hospital after being hit by bus near school with air ambulance called
A child was left with ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being hit by a bus on a main road in Stockport. Emergency services, including an air ambulance, attended the scene on A6 (Buxton Road) shortly after 3pm to reports of the crash on Monday (January 15). The child, whose age has not yet been confirmed but described as ‘young’ by a witness, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.
The main road was cordoned off in both directions near to the Premier Inn and St George’s Primary School following the collision amid police investigations. An air ambulance also landed nearby, shortly before 3.30pm, along with officers from Greater Manchester Police, senior paramedics and a critical care paramedic, the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) confirmed. Try MEN Premium now for FREE… just click here to give it a go.
Police said the driver remained at the scene to assist officers who carried out investigations for a number of hours. The road later reopened at around 5.45pm.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and cordoned off the A6 (Image: Kenny Brown / Manchester Evening News)
One resident, who lives within the area that was cordoned off, believed it was a ‘young’ child who was hit. They said: “I picked my son up from school and it took us an hour and a half to get back home from Bredbury.
“I parked up at the car park behind our house came round and a police officer said ‘stop you’re in a crime scene.’ He then said he’d have to escort us to our front door which he did. It had all happened when we got home but we’ve heard a young child was hit. We’re just praying he makes a recovery.”
Another resident who lives near the scene on Buxton Road, added: “We didn’t see or hear anything initially. But I looked out of my window and realised there were no cars passing. I came out and they’d stopped the traffic next to The Blossoms.
“The action seemed to be towards the Blossoms end there was a bus parked up and a car behind it. It’s obviously very concerning we just hope then are okay.”
Police cordoned off the A6 for a number of hours (Image: Manchester Evening News)
A spokesperson for NWAS said: “We have responded to the road traffic collision reportedly involving a child and a bus. An ambulance crew, senior paramedic, critical care paramedic and air ambulance attended the scene.
They provided immediate care before taking the patient to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.” A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police added: “At 3:12pm this afternoon (Monday 15 January 2024), officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Buxton Road in Stockport. “Emergency services attended the scene, and the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver remains at the scene for further enquiries and road closures will remain in place.”