Hereford & Worcester

Pupils hurt in Pershore coach crash

Coach crash near Pershore Image copyright Hannah Baldwin
Image caption The crash between the coach and the HGV happened on the B4084 near the junction of Three Springs Road in Pershore

Four youngsters and a coach driver were taken to hospital after a crash involving a school coach and a lorry.

Twenty-three other children were checked at the scene following the crash, on the B4084 near the junction of Three Springs Road in Pershore.

West Mercia Police said those taken to hospital would be treated for "minor cuts and bruises."

The coach was carrying seven and eight-year-olds from St Nicholas C of E Middle School in Pinvin.

More than 40 people were on board.

Seven ambulances, police and an air ambulance attended the scene after 15:00 BST.

The road was closed and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

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