A school bus carrying dozens of students has overturned, sparking a massive emergency response, including two air ambulances.
At 3.35 p.m. today, emergency services responded to reports that a vehicle carrying schoolchildren had crashed and flown off the road on Oldford Hill, near Frome, Somerset.
Wiltshire and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulances were dispatched and landed near the scene to provide emergency care.
‘Emergency services have been called to an incident involving a bus near Frome this afternoon,’ said Avon and Somerset Police.
‘Police received a call from a member of the public at approximately 3.35pm, that a bus had overturned on the B3090 Oldford Hill.
‘A number of passengers, including schoolchildren, received minor injuries and were checked over by paramedics at the scene.
‘A small number are being taken to hospital by land ambulance for further treatment or assessment. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing.
‘Officers are liaising with the school, as well as the parents of children involved in this incident.
‘Enquiries will continue at the scene to establish the cause of the collision. The road is likely to remain closed for some time, so we’d ask motorists to avoid the area if possible.’