Somerset double-decker bus crashes into ditch

Bus crash Nobody was seriously hurt in the crash in Somerset, police said

Sixteen passengers on a double-decker bus have escaped serious injury after the vehicle toppled on to its side in a drainage ditch.

The number 21 Taunton service crashed shortly before 13:00 GMT on Coast Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.

First Somerset said the ditch collapsed under the weight of the bus.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said two people suffered minor injuries and one was taken for treatment at Weston General Hospital.

The other was taken to the minor injuries unit in Burnham.

The spokesman said it was too early to say what happened but that an investigation would take place.

The driver of the First Somerset bus was unhurt, the firm said. A spokesman said they were co-operating with police.

Bus crash Only one person needed hospital treatment following the accident on Coast Road, police said

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