Dozens injured after double-decker bus overturns into field near Totnes, Devon

Dozens of people have been injured after a crash involving a double-decker bus in Devon.

The vehicle overturned on the A385 near Longcombe Cross, between Totnes and Paignton, at around 11am on Saturday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said 37 people had been injured - eight of them potentially seriously.

Those injured were sent to hospitals across the region and some have since been sent home, they added.

Ten more people were assessed nearby but did not require further treatment.

Pictures showed the Stagecoach Gold vehicle, which appeared to have been travelling to Plymouth via Totnes, lying on its side.

A witness who saw what happened initially told the DevonLive website: "Very bad accident outside Totnes.

"There are many people with very severe injuries. Maybe 20 with some trapped.

"I was passing and stopped to help but a lot of people too injured to move."

A spokesman for Stagecoach South West said: "We can confirm one of our buses has been involved in an incident on the A385 between Paignton and Totnes.

"Our immediate thoughts are for those involved and we are helping the emergency services in any way that we can.

"Safety is our absolute priority and we will be assisting the investigation into the circumstances involved in the incident."

Liberal Democrat MP for Totnes, Sarah Wollaston, said: "Dreadful news, thank you to all our emergency services responding in difficult conditions."