There have been over 40 casualties as a coach overturns and falls off a bridge near the River Churnet. The road is the main route used to get to and from Alton Towers from the South and East. The coach suffered horrific damage as it ploughed down into a neighbouring garden in bad weather.

The accident follows a decade of calls for a new Eastern access road to be built provide a safer and quicker route to the park away from nearby villages.