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Eleven in hospital, one serious after Newtownards bus crash

Police at the scene of the road crash on Monday. Credit: UTV

Eleven people are being treated in hospital after a bus crashed with a tractor towing a trailer in Newtownards on Monday.

The crash happened on the Belfast Road just after 4pm close to the junction with Ballybarnes Road.

Fifteen people were treated at the scene and eleven were taken to hospital. One person is in a serious condition at the Ulster Hospital and another is stable, the rest are still being treated but are said to be “comfortable”.

The Belfast Road was closed for a period overnight but has since reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

The location of the crash in Newtownards, Co Down.