A mother onboard the coach which overturned on the M5 motorway has described how she prayed "please don't let me die".
Sharlodane Beckles from West Bromwich has been left with a broken neck and an horrific head wound which needed 21 stitches.
She was travelling with her toddler and said all she could think was she didn't want to leave him.
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.
A coach taking 53 people on a trip to the seaside has overturned into a ditch after a crash on the M5 in Gloucestershire.
The accident happened just before 10am on the southbound carriageway close to junction 13 for Stroud, Glos.
The Highways Agency described the accident as "a serious incident", but with "walking injured". Police believe there are no life-threatening injuries.
Seven people are believed to be injured.
Two air ambulances are on the scene and crews from three fire engines are dealing with the accident.
A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said the driver had back injuries.
The coach is operated by Stourbridge-based Prospect Coaches and was taking 53 children and adults from Dudley in the West Midlands, on a day trip to Weston-super-Mare.
All three lanes of the motorway have been closed southbound while the crash is investigated.
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.
The M5 is closed southbound between junction 13 and 14 near Stroud. A coach is involved in the incident. Emergency Services including air ambulance are at the scene.
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"