PICTURES: Two children 'seriously injured' in collision with First 100 bus outside Basildon train station

By Charles Thomson in Emergency Services

TWO children have suffered serious injuries after a collision with a bus in Basildon town centre.

Police described the injured children as a ’boy and girl’ but released no further details.

The collision occurred just before 11.30am on August 2 outside Basildon railway station, Station Way.

Investigators are on the scene gathering evidence around the crash zone.

Police officers could be seen on board a First 100 bus towards Lakeside, whose windscreen was smashed.

Other officers were in the road taking photographs.

The road was closed coming out of the town centre towards Nethermayne. Police tape was also preventing pedestrians from crossing between the train station and the town centre.

A police spokesman said: “A bus was reported to have in collision with two children. A boy and a girl have been taken to hospital with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

“Officers are currently on scene and investigations are ongoing.”

A spokesman for First Essex buses said: "One of our buses was involved in a road traffic incident outside Basildon rail station today.

"Reports have confirmed that there were two people injured and taken to hospital after colliding with the bus whilst crossing the road.

"The bus driver was uninjured but shaken after the incident and we are helping the emergency services with their enquiries.

"Our thoughts are with the injured persons who have been taken to hospital."

Any witnesses to the collision were asked to contact Essex Police on 101.

BREAKING: One of the injured children has reportedly suffered a serious head injury and is in a critical condition, according to ambulance staff. For more click link below...

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