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Dalbeattie High School Pupils And Teacher Injured In France Bus Crash

Specialist Lawyers Call For Thorough Investigation Into Incident


A swift and thorough investigation must be held into a bus crash in France in which eight pupils and a teacher from Dalbeattie High School in Dumfries and Galloway were injured, according to specialist lawyers acting for victims hurt in similar incidents.

The Foreign Office has confirmed it is in contact with French authorities regarding the incident close to Alencon on Monday afternoon (September 28th), when it is believed the coach carrying a school trip to Normandy collided with a car.

The eight pupils and teacher were taken to hospital following the incident and it is thought the car driver also suffered significant injuries. Dumfries and Galloway Council confirmed all of the pupils are now going to return home.

Specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell represent victims of coach and bus crashes in the UK and abroad, notably acting for passengers injured when a coach crashed on the way from La Rosière to Chambéry Airport in France in January this year.

The team also represent children from Brentwood School in Essex injured in a crash in Belgium earlier this year, as well as 25 passengers injured when a coach returning to a school in Alvechurch, West Midlands crashed in the northern France in 2012.

If you or a loved one has suffered an accident or illness abroad as the result of a road traffic accident while on holiday, we could help you to claim the compensation you deserve. See our Road Traffic Accident Abroad Claims page for more information.