Pictures: Bus 'carrying children' and concrete lorry crash on narrow Shropshire road

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A bus believed to be carrying children and a cement mixer lorry crashed in Shropshire today.

The crash happened just after 7.30am and involved an Arriva 511 bus and a ready mix concrete lorry.

It happened on Sherwood Bank between Preston Brockhurst on the A49 and the village of Clive.

Nearby resident Dave Cartman witnessed the incident.

He said: "This road is very narrow in places.

"No one was hurt, there were three children on the bus but were sitting on the opposite side.

"The road was blocked for about one hour causing considerable traffic problems.

"Eventually the two vehicles were parted and a replacement bus took the children on to school."


Police were called to the scene but as there were no injuries, did not attend.

Rob Cheveaux, area managing director for Arriva Buses, said: "We can confirm that our 511 service was involved in a minor incident in Clive this morning, when a slow moving vehicle clipped our bus, which was stationary at the time, as it attempted to pass by on a narrow country lane.

"Whilst there was some damage to the bus, including two broken windows, there were no injuries.

"The emergency services were informed, and our vehicle was delayed on its service by approximately 40 minutes whilst we dispatched a replacement bus."

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