Four students were taken to hospital this morning after an incident involving their school bus.
The York Pullman F21 service was on its way from Dunnington to Fulford School when a tyre blew out at about 8.30am today (Tuesday October 16).
As a result four pupils inside the bus, one girl and three boys, were injured by flying debris.
They were taken to York Hospital for treatment.
Fulford School issued a statement on its website saying:
We’ve been informed by the bus company that there was a tyre blow out which has led to some debris coming into the passenger area of the bus.
A small number of students have sustained injuries and are now receiving medical attention. The relevant parents have been made aware, in any instance where a student has received an injury.
We will be completing a full enquiry into this incident alongside York Pullman and the Local Authority.
York Pullman is taking part in two inquiries into the incident.
A spokeswoman for the company said:
A school bus operated by ourselves was on route to Fulford School this morning when the rear offside inner tyre blew out.
This caused damage to the inspection cover on the wheel arch within the saloon. Unfortunately some pupils were injured as a result and are receiving medical attention.
A full investigation is being conducted internally alongside the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
Safety is at the heart of our operation here at York Pullman and it is our overriding priority. We are co-operating fully with Fulford School and City of York Council, and we wish the children a speedy recovery.