Wigan primary school pupils unscathed after motorway crash drama on trip

Children from a Wigan primary school have escaped unharmed after their coach was involved in an incident on the motorway.

Thursday, 16th May 2019, 12:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th May 2019, 1:46 pm
Traffic on a motorway

The vehicle taking pupils from Millbrook Primary School in Shevington to Blackpool Zoo came off the M55 and scraped three lampposts as it ended up in a layby on Thursday morning.

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Other news: Wigan author re-lives pain of past for book about childhoodAll the children were completely unhurt and the leaders of the trip decided they should continue for their day out at the wildlife facility.

Executive headteacher Karen Tomlinson said: "The children are absolutely fine and the person in charge decided to continue the visit.

"We have contacted all the parents and they are all perfectly happy with the school's response."