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29 Blackburn students in coach and van smash
TWENTY-nine students were involved in a coach crash in Blackburn.
The driver of the Cranberry Coaches vehicle, which was carrying the youngsters, and the driver of a red Transit van suffered leg injuries in the collision, which happened in Preston Old Road, near to the Griffin Inn, and the junction with Garden Street.
Both drivers were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment, along with another casualty.
A police spokesman said: “There has been a collision between a coach and a van outside the Griffin pub at 3.30pm yesterday.
“The drivers of the coach and the van received minor leg injuries.
“They received medical attention at the scene.”
The road was blocked during the incident and traffic was diverted along Hancock street.
Preston New Road reopened at around 5pm.”
An ambulance spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 3.27pm about a collision between a coach and a van.
“Twenty-nine students were making their own way to hospital, or finding alternative transport, after refusing treatment.
“We have taken three patients to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.”