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Double-decker Bus Crash

Scene on the A350 this morning Photo: DFRS

A double-decker bus carrying 56 school students has crashed and overturned in a field off the A350 between Upton and Lytchett in Poole. It happened shortly after 8.15am this morning (Monday).

Scene on the A350 this morning Credit: DFRS

Dorset Police said three passengers and the driver were treated for "minor injuries".

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the A350 this morning after reports that a school bus had overturned in a field.

Three people and the driver were treated for minor injuries, and all those on board were moved to safety while they wait for replacement transport.

– Dorset Police Spokesperson

The South Western Ambulance Service have since said that five were taken to hospital, along with the driver.

The bus, registered to a Plymouth-based company, was heading for Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester.

The students who were not injured were taken to a "place of safety" to await a replacement bus service, Dorset Police said.

The trust received a call at 8.17am to a road traffic collision involving a bus, which overturned whilst travelling on the A350. The bus was carrying students on their way to a local college.

The trust committed a number of ambulances to the scene and a total of six casualties have been taken to Poole Hospital. None of the casualties are thought to be in a life-threatening condition. There are a number of patients thought to be walking wounded and they will be treated by ambulance clinicians at a location near to where the incident occurred.

– South Western Ambulance Trust spokesman

A Dorset Police spokesman said the casualties received "minor injuries".

The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority and obviously we are extremely concerned about this incident. We have set up a team at the college and we are liaising directly with the emergency services.

– Clare Davison, Kingston Maurward College principal

Parents and guardians concerned about the incident have been told to contact a helpline set up by Kingston Maurward College on 07894 751 302