Up to eight people seriously injured after double-decker overturns in Devon road

Up to eight people are believed to be seriously injured after a double-decker bus overturned into a field in Devon on Saturday 5 October.

Emergency services declared a "major incident" after the crash happened on the A385 between Totnes and Paignton, at around 11am.

A multi-agency approach was immediately adopted by emergency services, who deployed a large number of police, fire and ambulance vehicles.

Numerous air ambulances also attended the scene.

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

At 5:30pm Devon and Cornwall Police released this statement:

The bus landed on its side after overturning on a Devon road. Credit: Matt Rogan/DevonLive

The force also confirmed that the road will close again from 7am on Sunday 6 October while emergency crews recover the bus from the field.

It also added that there's significant pressure on local health services as a result of the crash. People are being urged not to attend A&E departments in the area unless it's a real emergency.