A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy will learn tomorrow whether a fall on a bus journey last week has broken his nose.

Little Jayden Penney’s face was too swollen for casualty doctors to fully assess his injuries after the accident on the 1c service from Somerford to Christchurch last Thursday.

Jayden’s mum, Katie King, claimed the driver of the TransDev Yellow Bus service pulled away before her young family – including five-year-old Freddie and new baby Ellis – had been seated.

“Freddie went to the back of the bus and Jayden went to follow him, but the driver started driving before he could sit down, and he fell forward on to his face.

“I ran towards him with the baby in my arms. I had to put Jayden on the seat so he was safe before I could put the baby in the pushchair.

“Jayden screamed and screamed throughout the journey. The driver just carried on with his route.

“It wasn’t until we got off the bus that he asked if Jayden was all right. I said: ‘Can’t you see his face?’”

When the bus stopped in Christchurch, Katie followed the advice of concerned passengers and caught a taxi to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to have Jayden checked over.

Katie said that after a wait of two-and-a-half hours, doctors in the accident and emergency department examined Jayden and booked an appointment with ear, nose and throat specialists at Poole Hospital.

Katie said the swelling on Jayden’s face had not gone down since the accident and he now had two black eyes.

Jenni Wilkinson, the bus company’s head of marketing, said: “We are aware of the alleged incident but, as the matter is now in the hands of our insurers, are not able to comment further at this stage.”