FOUR people needed hospital treatment after a coach crash.
The Eurolines coach carrying 35 passengers hit an unattended milk float just after 3am on Tuesday on the A51 Tarporley Road, Tarvin.
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 and had to be pulled through the windscreen by Cheshire Fire and Rescue crews. One fire engine from Chester and one from Tarporley attended.
Police spokeswoman Shelly Williams said he had suffered serious chest injuries.
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 half way through its overnight 12-hour journey from Dublin to London, via Holyhead, Birmingham, Coventry and Milton Keynes when it crashed.
The road – a stretch of nearly five miles from the Tarvin roundabout on the A54 to the Tarporley roundabout on the A49 – remained closed until 9.15am while diesel and glass was 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 01244 613163 or 01244 613168.