Coventry & Warwickshire

Four hurt as buses carrying 35 pupils crash near Rugby

Four people were taken to hospital when two buses carrying more than 30 children were involved in a collision with a car.

Ambulance crews assessed 35 children, aged between 13 and 17, following the crash in Kites Hardwick, near Rugby in Warwickshire, at about 0800 GMT.

One of the bus drivers, a man, suffered an ankle injury. Medics also treated the male occupant of the car.

The bus driver and three female pupils were taken to hospital.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Three female students were treated with the use of a neck collar and placed on a spinal board as a precaution, before being taken to hospital.

"One of the bus drivers was also hospitalised with an ankle injury.

"All the other drivers and passengers were discharged at the scene by ambulance staff."

The four casualties were transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment and assessment.

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