Two buses collide in Luton leaving one man critically injured in hospital

One man is in a critical condition and 12 others have been taken to hospital after two buses collided in the centre of Luton this afternoon.

Police were called to the bus lane on New Bedford Road at 4:10pm after reports that two buses had hit each other head on.

Emergency services were attending the scene, along with the air ambulance, and the casualties have been taken to nearby hospitals.

Some of the passengers suffered leg injuries.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has asked people to avoid their A&E department for non life-threatening illness while they assist those who need urgent help.

Motorists have also been urged by emergency services to avoid the area.