Bus passengers injured as vehicle collides with lorry

It is thought there were 12 passengers travelling on the bus at the time of the crash.
It is thought there were 12 passengers travelling on the bus at the time of the crash.
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A number of people have been taken to hospital after a crash between a bus and a lorry.

Police said some bus passengers suffered “cuts and bruises” in the collision on a bridge on the A7 near Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway at around midday on Thursday.

It is thought there were 12 passengers travelling on the bus at the time of the crash.

Those receiving treatment were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in Dumfries and the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The bridge is to be checked for damage before the route reopens.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “About 12pm, a two-vehicle road traffic collision happened on the A7 road just north of Langholm, at the High Mill Bridge.

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“A bus and a lorry have collided on the bridge. The road at the scene is completely blocked.

“A number of passengers on the bus have been transported by ambulance to either the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle or Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in Dumfries, with what are described as cuts and bruises.

“It is believed that there were about 12 passengers on the bus. Part of the bridge was struck in the collision and the bridge will be examined for any structural damage when the vehicles are removed.”

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