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Woman and child taken to hospital as 'precaution' after bus crash as firm probes what happened

A woman and a child were taken to hospital as a precaution after a bus ended up in a ditch near Wem, it has been confirmed.

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The stricken bus after it became stuck in the ditch. Photo: Matt Price

The bus, which was on route 511 to Whitchurch, was travelling between Weston Crossroads, with the A49, and Soulton Road when it came off the road on Thursday evening.

Ambulance staff say when they arrived on the scene nine occupants were already out of the vehicle. Bus company Arriva say they are investigating the incident to find out what happened.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 5.25pm to reports of a road traffic collision on Wem Lane near Wem.

"An ambulance and paramedic officer were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews discovered a bus had come off the road; the nine occupants were already out of the vehicle.

"A woman and a child were assessed by ambulance staff and conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a precaution. There were no other injuries."