Children in hospital after schoolbus overturns in Somerset

Children were taken to hospital (stock photo)  (PA Archive)
Children were taken to hospital (stock photo) (PA Archive)

Several children are in hospital after a school bus crashed and flipped over in Somerset.

Emergency services were called to the incident involving the overturned bus on the B3090 Oldford Hill on the outskirts of Frome at around 3.30pm.

The route was closed in both directions between Oldford and Cuckoo Lane and Gypsy Lane in the area. It was expected to remain closed for several hours.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance was also spotted flying above the area after it was called to the scene following the crash.

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.

“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.”