Somerset

Boy hit by bus in Langport seriously injured

The collision scene
Image caption The road remains closed while an investigation takes place

A young boy suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a bus in Somerset.

The boy, who was said to be of primary school age, was airlifted to Musgrove Park Hospital following the incident on Wincanton Road, Langport.

The road - the A372 - was closed following the incident, which happened at about 1550 BST, and was not expected to reopen for a number of hours.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area and take an alternative route.

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