Crash bus driver bailed

The 47-year-old driver of the bus that crashed in Grayrigg was bailed yesterday pending further police investigation. He had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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Scene of school bus and lorry crash

The front of the lorry was badly damaged in the crash Credit: ITV News Border

Investigations are underway into the cause of the crash between a school bus and a lorry, which happened near Kendal this morning.

The bus and lorry involved in the crash Credit: ITV News Border
The bus carrying school children Credit: ITV News Border

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Kendal school bus crash scene

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A bus driver has been arrested after a crash with a school bus near Kendal in south Cumbria.

The lorry driver had to be cut out of his cabin and has been taken to hospital with spinal injuries.

Police at the scene of the crash near Kendal Credit: ITV News Border

A woman traveling on the the bus has neck injuries and many of the children have minor injuries such as cuts and bruises as the bus did not have seat belts for passengers.

The A685 between Tebay and Kendal is still blocked - drivers are asked to find another route.

Recovery workers on route to the crash Credit: ITV News Border
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Lorry badly damaged in crash

The front of the lorry was crushed in the crash Credit: ITV News Border

The driver of the lorry that was involved in a crash with a bus carrying school children near Kendal, has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

The front cab of the lorry was crushed in the crash.

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Ten taken to hospital after Grayrigg bus crash

We despatched five ambulances and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene with the first crews arriving at 8.41am.

All 10 patients have now been taken to hospital; one patient airlifted to Royal Preston with non life-threatening head, arm and neck injuries, one adult with a head injury, one adult with rib injury and one adult with neck pain taken to Royal Lancaster.

Six children with minor injuries have also been taken to Royal Lancaster. All patients have non life-threatening injuries.

– North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesperson
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Five ambulances at scene of Kendal crash

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has sent five ambulances to the scene of a crash between a lorry and a bus carrying schoolchildren.

Around 20 people are thought to have been injured in the crash.

"At this stage, it is too early for us to confirm the number of casualties, but we believe this to be in the region of 20 people."

"We are currently assessing the scene and working closely with other members of the emergency services, with our priority being to ensure people receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

"Our primary role is to assess the level and nature of injuries, and ensure that those people most in need are treated first and taken to hospital."

– Spokesman for North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust