A toddler was left with a “sliced” head that needed to be glued together after she was sent “flying” off her seat when a bus driver “slammed” his brakes. Levaeha Mae Connolly, 3, had been travelling through Salford on the 37 Diamond bus service driving on Wednesday, April 19.
Levaeha’s mum, Chloe, claims the injury occurred when the bus driver slammed suddenly down on the brakes.
The young girl was taken to hospital, where doctors patched up the bleeding wound.
The bus provider has confirmed it is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.
Mum Chloe Brown told the Manchester Evening News: “We were on our way home from Bolton. At one point the driver decided to speed up then all of a sudden he slammed on.
“That is when our three-year-old came flying off her seat as we was sat in the front with my husband and her baby sister. She hit her head on the folding down chairs seat and it sliced her head.
“We got off the bus because our daughter was bleeding. We ran to the nearest chemist who gave us a bandage until we got to the hospital.”
As she was taken to hospital, the child was scared and began weeping, her mother said.
Chloe said her little girl will be “scarred for life.”
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She said: “She was crying very loudly and couldn’t settle at first. She was scared about going to the hospital.
“Our child is going to be scarred for life and is unable to attend nursery.”
A spokesperson for Diamond North West said: “We are aware of the incident that occurred yesterday on one of our services.
“We are currently conducting an internal investigation around this incident and therefore unable to comment any further at this moment in time.”