Major incident declared after school bus crash on M53

A motorway bus crash has seriously injured one person and left a "number of patients" needing hospital treatment. A school coach overturned after colliding with a car on the northbound M53 near Cheshire just before 8am. It is thought the bus was en route to West Kirby all-girls grammar school and Calday Grange all-boys grammar school, in Merseyside. North West Ambulance Service, Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Arrowe Park Hospital have since declared a "major incident".