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Salford school bus in paramedic car crash

Bus crash
The crash took place at about 08:30 GMT in Pendlebury, in Salford

A school minibus carrying a number of disabled children has been involved in a collision with a paramedic car responding to a 999 call in Salford.

Police said the crash happened at about 08:30 GMT at the junction of Agecroft Road and Pendlecroft Avenue, in Pendlebury.

The North West Ambulance Service said the Ford Transit school bus was involved in the "low-level" collision.

Five children have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

'Children screaming'

An eyewitness said the minibus mounted the footpath as a result of the collision and hit a garden wall.

Mohammed Tahzeem, who was driving the minibus, said: "I was shocked, I thought 'where has he come from?'

"All of the children were shouting and screaming. Somebody called the ambulance and then parents turned up, they were making sure the kids were alright."

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