NORTH West Ambulance Service has declared a 'major incident' after a bus carrying school children overturned on the M53 this morning (Friday, September 29).

Emergency services are currently on the M53 in Hooton following a collision involving a bus on the motorway.
Just after 8am Merseyside Police received a report that a bus had struck a reservation on Junction 5 of the M53.

Wirral Globe: Scene at the M53 this morningScene at the M53 this morning (Image: Craig Manning)

NWAS have now declared a "major incident" and have confirmed that "one female patient has been taken to the hospital, suffering major trauma-related injuries."

The statement also said: "There are also nearly 50 other patients being assessed at the scene.

"We are working closely with our incident partners to convey people away from the scene as quickly as possible."

Calday Grange Grammar School confirmed on social media that the bus was carrying their students.

North West Air Ambulance Charity has also confirmed that they were called to an incident on the M53 earlier today and two of their resources have attended.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service added: "Fire crews have been called to the scene of a road traffic collision between junctions 5 and 4 of the M53 on the northbound carriageway this morning.

"Two fire engines and the Search and Rescue Team are in attendance. Crews were alerted at 8.05am and on scene at 8.16am. Crews arrived at the scene to find an overturned bus with a number of casualties.

"North West Ambulance and Merseyside Police are also in attendance. The incident is ongoing and the carriageway will remain closed for some time."