Driver arrested as 'around 20' people injured after school bus and lorry collide near Kendal
The driver of a bus carrying schoolchildren has been arrested after 'around 20' people were hurt in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle.
Cumbria Police said the bus driver had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following the crash, which took place just before 8.30am this morning.
Five ambulances and a response team were sent to the scene in Lowgill near Kendal, with a police spokesman saying no children are reported to be seriously injured.
The spokesman added: "Local schools have been informed and parents are advised to contact their school if they have any concerns."
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust: "At this stage, it is too early for us to confirm the number of casualties, but we believe this to be in the region of 20 people."
The spokesman added: "We are currently assessing the scene and working closely with other members of the emergency services, with our priority being to ensure people receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.
"Our primary role is to assess the level and nature of injuries, and ensure that those people most in need are treated first and taken to hospital."
JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama