BREAKING UPDATE: 54 bus passengers treated for injuries but no serious casualties

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13:22 (January 17) – According to local sources 54 people have been treated at the scene of the bus crash.

26 of those are said to be “walking wounded” but so far no serious injuries or deaths have been reported from what could´ve been a far worse situation.

It is understood that the situation has been downgraded although work to recover the bus has yet to take place.  Police have, however, reopened the road after conducting their investigation and clearing debris.


12: 16 (January 17) – A double-decker bus has overturned in Somerset causing a significant number of injuries to the 70 passengers on board.

Sky News reports on Tuesday, January 17 that emergency services are on the scene.

It is understood the bus was taking workers to the nuclear power station Hinkley Point C, near Bridgwater and that a motorcyclist has also been involved in the accident.

Avon and Somerset police said that there have been multiple injuries but no fatalities, with the bus having overturned around 6 am this morning. Although investigations have yet to be completed it is understood that there was an incident involving the motorcyclist and the bus.

A statement issued by the police said: “Closures are in place at the junction of Sandford Hill and Quantock Road.

“A significant number of police, fire and ambulance units are on the scene and a major incident has been declared.”

The road is the main entry point to the power plant as it is between the M5, Minehead and Exmoor. According to authorities at the station access to the plant is currently closed.

Authorities had warned of icy and slippery conditions on the road, with more than 100 accidents across the UK in around five hours last night.

Updates are expected throughout the day following the crash that saw a double-decker bus overturn.

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