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Students hurt as Dorchester college bus crashes

15 October 2012 Last updated at 13:51 BST

A college bus carrying 56 pupils has crashed and rolled into a field in Dorset, with seven pupils and the driver taken to hospital.

The double-decker was travelling from Kinson in Bournemouth when it crashed on the A350, near Poole at 08:15 BST.

It was heading for Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester.

Operator First, which is investigating with police, said the driver was being monitored by a colleague as part of a process of learning the route.

But the company stressed the driver, who is fully trained and qualified, had driven the route previously.