"Major incident" after double-decker overturns on Devon road

There could be up to eight people with serious injuries after a double-decker bus overturned on a busy Devon road this morning, police have confirmed.

Police currently believe eight people could have serious injuries. Credit: CATHERINE SERJEANT

It happened on the A385 between Totnes and Paignton, near Longcombe Cross, at around 11am (Saturday 5 October).

Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed a number of passengers on the bus have injuries, with eight potentially believed to have serious ones.

One of the first pictures taken at the scene. Credit: Fiona Davy-Thomas/DevonLive

South Western Ambulance Service has declared it a "major incident" and are deploying "considerable resources" to the scene.

Eyewitnesses reported that there were four air ambulances in attendance.

Reports suggested there were four air ambulances on the scene. Credit: Sgt Olly Taylor / Twitter

Torbay Hospital is urging members of the public not to visit the emergency department unless it's a "real emergency", because they are helping those affected by this incident.

The road is expected to be closed for the foreseeable future and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Emergency services soon declared a Credit: AM Gerald Taylor / Twitter

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