The coach which overturned on the M5 in Gloucestershire was carrying 53 adults and children on a day trip to Weston-Super-Mare. The trip had been arranged by the charity Action For Children and the passengers were from Dudley in the West Midlands.
The coach is operated by Stourbridge-based Prospect Coaches.
“I can confirm that a road accident involving children and staff from an Action for Children service in Sandwell has taken place in Stroud. Until the full facts are known I cannot comment further.”
South West Ambulance Service says they are treating seven casualties after a coach overturned on the M5 near Stroud. They say all have minor injuries. The motorway is closed southbound and there are long delays.
A coach has overturned on the M5 in Gloucestershire. It appears to have left the road, near Junction 13 at Stroud, and gone down the hard shoulder before hitting the barrier and landing in a ditch where it overturned. Police say there are currently no reports of any life-threatening injuries.
Britain's newest motorway service station opens next Wednesday. Gloucester Services on the M5 is working in partnership with a local charity, The Gateway Trust, which will receive some of the profits. It's already employed 150 local people.
Today, the £40 million service station previewed some of the 130 local food producers who will be selling their wares. There will be a butcher's shop as well as artisan produced bread and smoked salmo
Sarah Dunning, CEO of Gloucester Services, said: "Working with the Gloucester Gateway Trust is not just a charitable donation, it's an investment in the local community. I believe stronger communities make for better business"