Pupils hurt in bus crash

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Around thirty pupils escaped serious injury today after their schoolbus collided with a tree.

Around thirty pupils escaped serious injury today after their schoolbus collided with a tree.

Strathclyde Police said the children were on their way to Our Lady's High School, Dalziel Street, Motherwell, when the accident happened at 8.40am.

A spokesman for the school said the bus had been travelling from the north Motherwell area and 29 of the 31 pupils on board were taken to Law Hospital, Carluke, with minor injuries.

He said: "It was really cuts and bruises, with a few suffering from shock."

He added he did not expect any of the pupils, believed to range in age from 12 to 17, to be detained.

He said the accident had happened outside the school gates and the children's parents were being informed.

A police spokeswoman said she believed the driver had not been injured in the accident, the cause of which is not yet known.

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