Driver arrested as 'around 20' people injured after school bus and lorry collide near Kendal


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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."