Five children and a bus driver have been taken to hospital following a crash in Powys on Monday afternoon. Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed that the road traffic collision, involving a school bus and a number of young pedestrians, occurred in the town of Llanfair Caereinion near Welshpool, Powys.
Emergency services attended the scene with the male driver of the bus and five children taken to hospital. There were no passengers on the bus at the time.
School Lane – which is just off Neuadd Lane in the town and is where the incident took place – remained closed on Monday evening with diversions in place. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area if possible.
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In response to the incident a spokesman for Powys County Council said on Monday: “The council can confirm that a school bus has been involved in an incident this afternoon in Llanfair Caereinion. Emergency services have been in attendance. Officers from the council’s school service are currently in the town providing support to both the high school and primary school.”