A COACH carrying 35 passengers has collided with a milk float in Tarporley, leaving four people requiring hospital treatment.
The serious collision between a Eurolines coach and an unattended milk float took place just after 3am on Tuesday on the A51 Tarvin Road.
Three female coach passengers were injured and taken by ambulance to the Countess of Chester hospital for treatment, one with serious injuries. One has since been released.
The coach driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be released by Cheshire Fire and Rescue crews.
Police spokeswoman Shelly Williams said he had suffered serious chest injuries in the collision.
The remaining 29 adults, two children and one baby – of many different nationalities – were taken to a local hotel.
A police spokesman said: “A number of them are suffering from cuts and shock.”
The coach was en route from Dublin to London, via Birmingham and Coventry.
The road is expected to remain closed until 9.15am while diesel and glass is cleared and for a full collision investigation to take place.
The vehicles involved were removed at around 8.40am.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Sgt Rachel Gallagher at Chester Specialist Investigations Unit on 01244613163 or 01244 613168.