Eight Hurt In Minibus Crash

Eight people including a 12-week-old baby have been taken to hospital following a minibus crash.

Five other children were among those injured in the incident in which the vehicle left the road and ended up on its roof.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the southbound carriageway of the A74(M) near Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway at around 5.25pm yesterday.

A 12-week-old baby girl was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) in Glasgow with suspected head injuries and was kept in overnight for observations.

The driver, a 33-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, two girls aged 16 and 13 and three boys aged 12, 10 and eight were all taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where they remained overnight with a variety of minor injuries.

All eight people in the bus were from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The Scottish Ambulance Service sent four ambulances and a special operations rescue team to the scene.

Three ambulances took casualties to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary while one ambulance went to Yorkhill.

The road at the scene, around three miles south of the Greenhill Stairs overbridge near Moffat, was closed for around four hours following the crash.

Police appealed for information from anyone who witnessed the crash.

The vehicle was a white LDV minibus.

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