Mother and baby taken to hospital after bus blown off Launceston road

The bus in the verge of the A395 at Laneast in Cornwall. Credit: Go Cornwall Bus

A mother and a baby were taken to Derriford hospital after a bus was 'caught by high cross winds' outside Launceston.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they had received calls about a road traffic collision on the A395 at Laneast, Launceston, at around 11.10am.

Plymouth City Bus, who operated Go Cornwall Bus, said: "The bus was caught by high cross winds on the open stretch of road. The driver of the bus controlled the bus into the grass verge, with the bus ending up at an angle against the hedge."

The service said there were two passengers on board, along with the driver.

All were treated at the scene by emergency services and a woman and a baby were taken to Derriford hospital as a precaution.

The woman sustained minor injuries and the baby was uninjured.

The road was closed whilst recovery took place but has since reopened.

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