Police statement following double decker bus incident

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Emergency services remain at the scene of where a double-decker bus overturned on the A385 on Totnes Road, this morning, Saturday 5th October.

A police spokesperson said: “Health partners have indicated there may now be up to eight casualties who are described as having potentially seriously injuries.

“These injured people have been conveyed to a number of hospitals across the region for treatment and ongoing assessment by medical professionals.

“A number of uninjured passengers have also been taken to Paignton Bus Station and Paignton Library to provide them with support and assistance for their onward journeys; paramedics were also present at these locations to ensure all were well.

“All casualties have left the location however the road will remain closed for foreseeable future as investigative work continues at the scene.

“Officers from the serious collisions investigation unit remain at the scene and their enquiries continue. We can confirm that the driver of the bus has not been arrested, but he is helping police with our investigations into this incident.”

Road closures remain in place.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust said on Facebook: “We are currently dealing with a major incident. Please do not come to our Emergency Department unless it’s a real emergency. If you need assistance, please visit one of our Minor Injury Units or seek advice from 111. We will update as soon as we have more information. Thank you.”

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