Thirteen children injured in ‘serious’ school bus crash in Pembrokeshire

None of the injuries are thought to be serious

Stock image of a closed-off road following a traffic collision (Shutterstock)

Thirteen children have been injured in a bus crash after a collision between a bus and a car.

Three people have been taken to hospital following the incident near the village of Llandissilio in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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Children were being transported to Ysgol y Preseli secondary school, according to Wales Online.

Pembrokeshire Council has confirmed that several children picked up minor injuries as a result of the crash.

Two of those taken to hospital were children.

Parents instructed to collect children

Pembrokeshire Council have released a statement following the incident.

It said: "The A478 in Pembrokeshire has been closed this morning following a serious collision involving a school bus and another vehicle.

"The collision happened at around 8.30am as the bus was taking pupils to Ysgol y Preseli. Emergency services are at the scene and the road remains closed whilst the emergency services deal with the incident.

"Thirteen young people are understood to have received injuries. None of the injuries to these young people are understood to be serious.

"Parents and guardians of the young people travelling on the bus have been contacted to collect their children."

‘A serious collision’

Dyfed-Powys Police described the incident as “serious”.

It said: "We are at the scene of a serious collision on the A478 near Llandissilio in Pembrokeshire. The incident was reported to police at 8.35am, and the ambulance and fire services are also in attendance.

"The collision involved a motorcar and a bus carrying school children. A number of children received minor injuries with two taken to hospital by ambulance with what are described as minor injuries. The road is currently closed and officers remain at the scene.”