25 children injured in tourist bus collision with car in Thuringia, Germany

25 children injured in tourist bus collision with car in Thuringia, Germany

25 people were injured in a collision between a tourist bus and a car in the German state of Thuringia. Most of the injured were schoolchildren.

Police say the accident occurred at around 3:50pm local time, according to local paper Thueringer Allgemeine.

The tourist bus was carrying 49 schoolchildren between 16 and 18 years old, six teachers, and the driver. In total, 21 children, the driver, and one teacher were injured. Six of the children sustained severe injuries and are were hospitalized in emergency conditions. The driver of the car, who is 80 years old, was also severely injured.

The accident brought two rescue helicopters, seven ambulances, and nine firefighting vehicles to the scene, which has now been cleared. Those injured are recovering in the hospital.

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