UPDATED: Coach carrying school children crashes on Ripon bypass

Crash scene in Ripon (s)
Crash scene in Ripon (s)
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Two children have been left hospitalised after a coach carrying school children crashed on the Ripon bypass yesterday evening.

The coach was carrying children on a trip travelling back from Knaresborough when it collided with two 4x4’s on the bypass last night.

Police were called at around 5.30pm to the incident as well as six ambulances, three rapid response vehicles and the air ambulance.

A clinical supervisor and a doctor also attended the collision on the A61 near the Littlethorpe turning.

Police confirmed that two children who were passengers on the coach suffered minor injuries in the incident and were taken to Harrogate Hospital for treatment.

Another two people were taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment while one person was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Police have reported that those hospitalised suffered a range of chest and abdomen injuries but said there were no life threatening injuries.

A number of other child passengers on the coach were assessed and checked on the scene by the doctor and paramedics but did not need require hospital treatment.

The road was closed in both directions while the police dealt with the incident and was reopened just after 8pm.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Please quote reference number 12150134189 when passing information about this incident.

Did you see the crash? Get in touch with the newsdesk on 01423 707514 or email dan.windham@jpress.co.uk