THREE children have suffered potentially life-changing injuries after a double-decker school bus collided with a railway bridge.

Emergency services were called to Wellhouse Lane, in Headbourne Worthy, at 8.10am yesterday (September 10) after the top of the bus sustained significant damage in a collision with a railway bridge.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit is seeking information from anyone who saw the bus on its journey from Itchen Abbas through Easton and Kings Worthy.

Police were previously searching for a driver who saw the bus moments before the collision, they have now been found. 

Three children received potentially life-changing injuries that required surgery.

All the students involved are aged between 11 and 16.

Detective Constable Cate Paling, senior investigating officer, said: “This was a serious collision and our investigation will look to identify the exact circumstances.

“We have been working closely with the school and Hampshire County Council to provide support to the students and their parents. We thank everyone for their cooperation.

“We ask members of the public not to speculate about the incident on social media.

“If you have any information about this collision, please call 101 quoting 44200349165.”