South Yorkshire family escapes horror bus crash on holiday

A South Yorkshire family on a 'holiday of a lifetime' survived a horror bus crash in the Caribbean.

Friday, 2nd December 2016, 12:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:24 pm
Family escaped crash

Betty Roebuck, aged 58 and her daughter Louise Scott, 37, son-in-law Glenn, 40 and grandson, Logan, 13, were on on excursion to a secluded island off the Dominican Republic when the bus they were travelling in suffered a burst tyre, ran out of control and overturned.

Betty, from Woodhouse, Sheffield and her daughter and family from Treeton, Rotherham, escaped with cuts and bruises but some other tourists on-board were more seriously hurt - with one suffering a broken collar bone and another losing an ear in the crash.

The casualties were all rushed to hospital for checks, including X-rays, after the crash.

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Betty's son, Steven Roebuck, 36, from Swallownest, Rotherham, said his family was lucky to walk away from the crash unharmed.

"They went for Glenn's 40th birthday and it was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime after spending a lot of money on it, but now they just want to come home." he said.

"They were on an excursion to a Caribbean island, where they were going to go diving and have a barbecue, when it happened.

"My mum was asleep at the time, so she was really shaken up..

"Logan was near a window which smashed, so he managed to kick out some of the glass and climb out. He suffered some cuts and the rest mainly bruising and shock, but some people on the bus were more seriously hurt..

"They are not due home until late Monday but they just want to come home now, it's certainly spoiled it for them."