Fourteen injured as wedding bus overturns near Lisburn
Ambulance service spokesman says no guests suffering life-threatening injuries
A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said 11 response vehicles had been sent to the scene of the incident, near Lisburn. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
Fourteen people have been taken to hospital after a double-decker bus carrying a party of wedding guests overturned in Northern Ireland.
The privately rented vehicle, which had been carrying 60 people, crashed into a field on the outskirts of Lisburn just after 4pm.
A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said none of the guests had suffered life-threatening injuries.
“We sent 11 vehicles to the scene along with a doctor and ambulance officer,” said NIAS spokesman John McPoland.
“Fourteen people were hospitalised. Seven were taken to the Lagan Valley Hospital (in Lisburn) and seven were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital (in Belfast), all with non-life threatening injuries.
“The 46 other people were checked out at the scene.”
The crash happened on the Ballynahinch Road, around three miles (4.8km) south of Lisburn.
The road is currently closed at its junction with Drennan Road.