Car Crashes into School Bus near Peterfield

A Major road has been closed after a crash involving a school bus and a car this morning. The A272 London Road, Petersfield, at the junction with Habbin Hill was closed just before 8am.

It’s believed that the driver of silver ford focus over took a lorry and colliding with the school bus. The 24 year female driver has been taken to hospital suffering with two broken legs by air ambulance after being cut out of the vehicle.

The crash happened near the border of Hampshire and West Sussex, near Durford Abbey Farm, between Rogate and Petersfield. The road was closed between the B2070 London Road in Sheet and the Habin Hill junction in Rogate. Emergency crews from both counties were called to help.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue said its crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to release the woman from the car.

A spokesman for West Sussex Police said that none of the 14 school children on board the bus have been hurt. The spokesman went on to say that the road is likely to stay closed for some time.