UPDATE: Boy, 14, left in 'critical' condition after Basildon bus collision, is now 'conscious and stable', says Essex Police

By Charles Thomson in Emergency Services

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy rushed to hospital in critical condition after a Basildon bus crash is now in a ’conscious and stable condition’, Essex Police said.

The force said three youngsters were injured in the incident on Station Way yesterday, not two as previously reported.

One 14-year-old girl has been discharged with minor injuries, whilst a second remains at Basildon Hospital, also with minor injuries.

The bus driver has not been arrested, Essex Police said.

The incident, at roughly 11.30am yesterday, closed the road towards Nethermayne for several hours.

A YA reporter visited the scene and saw a First 100 bus, with a shattered windscreen, being boarded by police, while other officers took photographs of the road.

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.