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NHS in Devon remains "very busy" after double-decker crash left almost 40 injured

The bus overturned on its side off a road between Totnes and Paignton. Credit: Fiona Davy-Thomas/DevonLive

The NHS in Devon is still urging people to avoid A&E departments unless it's a real emergency, after a double-decker crash left almost 40 people injured.

On Saturday 5 October emergency services declared a "major incident" after a bus overturned into a field off the A385 between Totnes and Paignton.

The bus has been removed by emergency crews. Credit: ITV West Country

In its latest statement, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust said services are "beginning to return to normal following yesterday's major incident" but remain "very busy".

A spokesperson also warned that there are now "additional delays" to out of hours GP services in the area.

If you can wait to see your doctor later in the week, please think about doing so. Our thoughts continue to be with the 37 patients who have been cared for by the excellent NHS professionals from across the South West. We would also like to pay tribute to the work of our staff and the wider emergency services for the professional way in which they dealt with the incident.

– Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Eight people are believed to have serious injuries. Credit: ITV West Country

According to the latest update, it's believe eight people have potentially serious injuries.

Stagecoach South West confirmed today (Sunday 6 October) that CCTV footage from the bus has been handed to police to help them investigate how the incident happened.