Bus carrying children crashes and flips during school run – leaving group of pupils hospitalised

SEVERAL children have been rushed to hospital after a bus crashed and flipped.

Dramatic pictures show the bus overturned on the B3090 Oldford Hill in Somerset following the horror smash.

The bus flipped with school kids on board

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The bus flipped with school kids on boardCredit: Apex
An air ambulance was scrambled

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An air ambulance was scrambledCredit: Apex
Emergency services at the scene

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Emergency services at the sceneCredit: SWNS

Police and paramedics dashed to the scene in Somerset shortly after 3.30pm this afternoon after the bus, which was on a school run, overturned.

An air ambulance was also scrambled, with several kids and other passengers taken to hospital.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: “Emergency services have been called to an incident involving a bus near Frome this afternoon. 

“Police received a call from a member of the public at approximately 3.35pm, that a bus had overturned on the B3090 Oldford Hill. 

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“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. 

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“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.”