Coach overturns on motorway

Cordon Press

A SERIOUS traffic accident on the M5 near Dursley in Gloucestershire has resulted in a very lucky escape for around 50 passengers and a coach driver this morning.

The coach, travelling on the southbound side of the motorway between junctions 13 and 14, overturned during an incident described as ‘serious’ by the Highways Agency.

According to police sources, the driver sustained a back injury in the crash, which was attended by the South West Ambulance Service at around 10am. A spokesperson said: “There were six casualties and all of them sustained minor injuries. They are being assessed at the scene to see if they need to be taken to hospital.”

It is reported that the passengers were visiting Weston-super-Mare on a day out.

The section of road where the crash took place was closed following the arrival of the emergency services.

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