A46 Coach Crash, Six Hills Junction

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20.08.2007



The coach accident, in which 13 people were injured, happened on the A46 near the junction for Six Hills just before 1200 BST on Tuesday. Police have named the 81-year-old man who died when a coach collided with a minibus in Leicestershire. Dennis Riley, 81, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, was part of a group on a minibus trip organised by disabled charity Vitalise Skylarks.

The collision happened shortly after a previous crash at the same place. The vehicle from the first crash was being removed when the second collision happened. Six people were taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) for treatment and six more to the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham. Another person was taken to the LRI some time later after feeling unwell.

Vitalise is a national charity providing services for disabled people, visually impaired people and their carers. It organises short breaks at five centres in Cornwall, Essex, Nottingham, Southampton and Southport. The charity confirmed five of the people admitted to the LRI and six admitted to the QMC have now been discharged following treatment. An investigation into the coach crash has begun by Leicestershire police.

If you’ve experienced physical or psychological injury due to a road traffic accident involving a bus or coach, you may be able to claim compensation. See our Bus & Coach Accident Claims page for more information.