Ten people were taken to hospital after the school bus crash in Cumbria (Reuters) Reuters

A driver of a school bus has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a collision in which 10 people, including children, were injured.

The crash, between a school bus and a lorry, happened on the A685, Greyrigg, Kendal. Three adult passengers were taken to hospital suffering from non life- threatening injuries.

The 44-year-old driver of the lorry was removed from the vehicle by emergency services and taken to Preston Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

None of the children, all aged between 13 and 16, suffered any serious injuries.

Cumbria Police said that the bus driver, who lives in Kendal, has been arrested and was helping with their enquiries.

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: "All 10 patients have been taken to hospital; one patient airlifted to Royal Preston with non life-threatening head, arm and neck injuries, one adult with a head injury, one adult with rib injury and one adult with neck pain taken to Royal Lancaster.

"Six children with minor injuries have also been taken to Royal Lancaster."

A police spokesperson added: "The road will remain closed for the foreseeable future while collision investigation officers attend the area. Diversions are in place and will be clarified in due course. Motorists are asked to avoid the area at this time."