School children injured in A82 crash between bus and livestock lorry

Seven pupils have been taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and the road closed.

A82 sign at Luss, near Loch Lomond
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Seven school children with special needs have been injured in a bus crash on the A82.

The collision involving the minibus and a livestock lorry occurred on the Glasgow to Inverness road near Luss, in Argyll and Bute, on Wednesday.

Police Scotland closed the road after the collision occurred at around 10.15am.

The seven school children from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, have been taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for treatment following the collision, although none are thought to be seriously injured.

Police confirmed the drivers of the two vehicles involved were also taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Traffic Scotland said animals from the lorry involved in the crash were on the carriageway following the incident, which contributed to the closure of the route.

The road remained closed in both directions for several hours as a result of the smash.

A long diversion route, via Balloch, Callander and Crianlarich was put in place while the route was shut.

Traffic Scotland said the road was re-opened shortly before 2pm on Wednesday.

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