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Pupils injured in school bus crash in Dumbarton

Police car on Renton Road
Image caption Renton Road in Dumbarton was closed between Dalreoch Station and the slip road to the A82

A 27-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital and a number of children treated for minor injuries after a school bus was involved in a collision with a car in Dumbarton.

Pupils were travelling from Balloch and Old Bonhill to Our Lady and St Patrick's High School at about 08:40 when the crash happened on Renton Road.

The emergency services, including an air ambulance, attended the incident.

The male driver of the car was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said two adults and 21 children were taken to two hospitals in Glasgow and Renfrewshire - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Alexandria Hospital.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the children and an adult female were being assessed by medical staff.

The driver of the bus was uninjured.

Image caption Emergency services attended the incident

A spokeswoman for West Dunbartonshire Council said: "All affected parents and carers have been informed.

"Parents needing any information should contact the school.

"Further information will be provided as soon as it's available."

The road has been closed between Dalreoch Station and the slip road to the A82.

Drivers were being advised to use an alternative route.

Police have appealed for witnesses and any information about the incident.

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