Daniel Chipperfield, senior reporter covering Dursley, Cam, Wotton-under-Edge, Sharpness, Slimbridge, Berkeley, Coaley, Uley, North Nibley, Stinchcombe and Cambridge / / News
A CHILD was amongst the casualties after a coach overturned and crashed into a ditch on the southbound carriageway of the M5 near Cam.
The coach was near full capacity when it was carrying 53 passengers from a children’s charity in West Brom to Weston-super-Mare for a day trip before the incident occurred just before 10am on Tuesday, August 19.
It is believed the vehicle hit the barrier on the side of the road before overturning and sinking its rear end into the adjacent ditches.
Seven passengers and the driver suffered injuries, one of which was a child who suffered a fractured leg in the crash and was rushed to Bristol Children’s Hospital, while the adults were taken to Southmead Hospital.
A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "Seven passengers have received minor injuries, not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing, and the driver has a suspected back injury, but is conscious.
"Transport is being laid on to convey the passengers from the scene. Ambulances were called to the scene to treat injured passengers.”
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