Police continue to investigate school bus crash on A350 near Poole
Police are continuing to investigate a bus crash after five students and a trainee driver were injured near Corfe Mullen this morning.
A double-decker First bus, carrying students from Bournemouth to Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester toppled over on the A350 between Poole and Lytchett Matravers.
The busy road is still partially shut to traffic as police continue to investigate the circumstances.
One of the students on board the bus, Sherilyn Smith said: "I don't even remember what happened, it was so fast. I felt horrified, and I'm still in shock now.
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"The bus driver got pushed too far over and we went into a ditch and just fell over."
Police were called to the incident at around 8.15 this morning. The 56 students, all aged between 16 and 18 were taken to a safe location, where some of them waited for another bus.
Another student on the bus said: "It was terrifying. I didn't really understand what was going on at first.
"I just heard people screaming and glass shattering. It was pretty frightening."
Six ambulances and the fire brigade were called to the incident as a precaution, along with the air ambulance. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spent over an hour working on the fallen vehicle.
Kingston Maurward College principal Clare Davidson said: "The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority and obviously we are extremely concerned about this incident.
"We are talking to First Buses and will work closely with the police to understand how this occurred. We will also be offering additional support to the students involved.
"We are calling all parents and guardians of students affected and have set up a direct line for them to contact us. Anyone concerned can call 07894 751302."