A schoolgirl has died in a collision between a minicoach and a bin lorry in Castle Vale this morning (Friday 7 July).
Emergency services were called around 9am to Kingsbury Road where the 14-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Three teachers and 20 other pupils were also on board the coach. One pupil was taken to hospital with superficial injuries and several others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The road will remain closed for several hours while collision investigators establish the circumstances around what happened. Both drivers are assisting police with this investigation.
Superintendent Dean Hatton, head of the Central Motorway Police Group, said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in the death of a pupil from the John Taylor High School in Barton-under-Needwood.
“The family of the teenage girl has been informed and they are being supported by officers from our family liaison unit.
“We are also in contact with the school and our colleagues at Staffordshire Police, who are understandably devastated as this occurred while their students were on a school trip.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken to police should call 101 and ask for the Collision Investigation Unit.
Source:: West Midlands Police News