Tayside and Central Scotland

Five Balfron High pupils and a minibus driver injured in crash

Five school pupils and a minibus driver have been taken to hospital following a crash near Stirling.

The minibus was carrying pupils from Balfron High School when it was in collision with a 4x4 on the the A811 Dumbarton Road near Gargunnock at 14:30.

All six casualties were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries".

The injuries include broken legs, head injuries and wrist injuries.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said the pupils and the female minibus driver were all in a stable condition.

A spokesman said: "Five ambulances, a specialist operations team and a helicopter from Glasgow attended, as well as a specialist trauma team."

A police spokeswoman said the 4x4 had been towing a trailer.

She said: "The incident happened on a stretch of road between Kirk Lane and the Cambusbarron turn-off near Stirling shortly before 3pm.

"The female driver of the minibus and five of her passengers have been transferred to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for assessment, however, their injuries are not thought to be life threatening."

Local diversions were set up.

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