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Rugby boy left with injuries after falling from coach

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

The boy was taken for treatment in Bristol

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A 13-year-old boy is in hospital this morning after suffering injuries after it is believed he fell from a moving coach near Bristol.

Investigations into the incident are continuing, police say.

He suffered

The accident took place on the M49 before 7pm last night.

The boy was travelling with the Tondu under-13s rugby team.

He suffered a broken wrist and cuts and bruises, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

He has been treated in Bristol Children's Hospital.

Reports say the the boy fell out of the rear emergency door while the coach was on a roundabout.

He was transferred to a hospital in Bristol, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The motorway was closed for three hours after the incident.

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  • woodruff70  |  May 17 2014, 1:10PM

    There are obviously safety problems if a boy can fall out of a coach's rear emergency door - the vehicle will need to be taken off the road for safety checks. Too many problems with coaches these days.....the one last week in Cornwall took lives..

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  • theparcel  |  May 17 2014, 11:39AM

    "The boy was travelling with the Tondu under-13s rugby team." Rugby teams an coaches dont mix! There is a subculture that exists within the rugby world where anything goes, "there just aving a laff"!

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  • mynyddgwair  |  May 17 2014, 10:07AM

    A nightmare for all concerned!

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