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British schoolchildren unhurt after driver collapses

Published 24/12/2009

A group of British schoolchildren had a “miraculous” escape from a coach crash in Germany when their driver collapsed at the wheel.

The 36 youngsters from West Derby Comprehensive in Liverpool were returning from a ski trip to Austria when the accident happened at around midnight on Tuesday.

The coach driver suffered a suspected heart attack and the vehicle smashed into a central reservation in Karlsruhe, south Germany.

The driver was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Headteacher Margaret Rannard said all parents have been informed and a replacement coach was bringing the schoolchildren home.

“It is astonishing and miraculous that they were not injured. My thoughts go out to the family of the driver,” she said.

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