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Relief no one seriously injured in school bus accident- McHugh

Published: 22 September, 2014

Derg Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairi McHugh has expressed his relief that no one was seriously injured in an accident involving a Castlederg school bus and a car this morning on the Drumquin road.

Councillor McHugh said,

"I am relieved that no one was seriously hurt in this morning's accident involving a bus carrying school children from Castlederg to their schools in Omagh. This accident had the potential to be a major disaster.

I have spoken to a few of the parents of children involved and it is an extremely traumatizing time for everyone. I would like to commend the emergency services for their swift response to the accident that ensured everyone was treated quickly and professionally.

We must take extra caution on the roads in order to minimize the risk of accidents especially coming into the seasons when driving becomes more testing. My thoughts go out to everyone involved in the accident- I wish everyone a speedy recovery."