Almost 50 people are injured when a school bus and a lorry collide on winding road in Polish mountains
- The accident happened in southern Poland when bus hit two vehicles
- 34 taken to hospital after crash and four of them are in serious condition
- Driver of the bus and the truck among those who are being treated
- Police and prosecutors have opened investigation into the cause of the crash
A bus taking students home from a school trip collided with two other vehicles Friday in southern Poland, injuring 49 people, many of them children, officials said.
Thirty-four people were taken to the hospital after the crash in the town of Tenczyn, four of them in serious condition, including the drivers of the bus and a truck, said Joanna Sieradzka, a spokeswoman for the regional ambulance service.
She said no one had life-threatening injuries.
Rescuers gather at the scene of an accident in Tenczyn, southern Poland
The bus collided with the truck and a car Friday morning on a narrow, winding and busy road
The road leads mountain resort of Zakopane to Warsaw, the Polish capital
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The bus collided with the truck and a car Friday morning on a narrow, winding and busy road that leads from the mountain resort of Zakopane to Warsaw, the Polish capital.
Television footage showed the bus in a ditch with its front damaged. Another image showed the front of both the bus and the truck in the ditch.
Police spokesman Marian Rokosz said the students, all around 13 years old, had been on their way back to Warsaw.
Police and prosecutors have opened investigation into the cause of the crash.
The damaged car that hit the bus carrying school children sits on the road
The smashed front of the truck lying in the grass after it was in collision with a bus carrying school children and a car
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