Scottish Bus Crashes in France
Jun. 27, 2002
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DIJON, France (AP) _ A bus carrying Scottish students crashed in eastern France early Thursday, killing one teen-ager and injuring 20 others, officials said.
The bus toppled over in the pre-dawn hours as its driver attempted to turn near the Bierre-les-Semur highway interchange, 150 miles southeast of Paris, officials said.
Ten people were seriously injured and were rushed to hospitals. Officials set up a counseling service for those with minor injuries and a telephone hot line number for families of the travelers.
The driver, who emerged unhurt, was being questioned by police as part of an investigation into the cause of the accident. Regional leaders set up a counseling service for those with minor injuries and a telephone hot line number for families of the travelers.
The bus was carrying 51 people, including 43 students from Scotland's Largs Academy, en route to Spain, officials said. The bus was owned by Allaw's Coaches, a company based in Edinburgh, Scotland.