An accident near Portsmouth this morning has left at least five persons injured. The accident occurred at One Mile, at around 8:30 this morning, when a bus heading to Portsmouth and carrying 5 persons,  the driver and 4 passengers, collided head-on with a car.

The passenger bus had just overtaken a mid-sized truck, according to the passengers, when the accident took place. The car skidded before hitting the bus, catapulting into a nearby ditch.

All persons involved in the accident were taken to the Portsmouth Hospital, and shortly thereafter the driver of the car and two of the passengers from the bus, a young man and a young lady, were taken by ambulance to the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Despite the extensive damage to both vehicles, there were no fatalities and the other occupants of the bus walked away with minor cuts and bruises.