A man has been charged after a car collided with a minibus taking vulnerable children to school in Irvine yesterday (Monday, September 7).

The bus had picked up kids with additional support needs going to Stanecastle School when the crash happened on Mill Road.

Thankfully, no injuries to any staff or pupils were reported but at least one child was taken to Crosshouse Hospital to be checked over.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “A bus carrying schoolchildren was involved in a road traffic accident on Monday  morning.

"After reporting the incident to the Police, and making sure the children were safe and that no-one required any immediate medical attention, the staff on-board the vehicle confirmed that it was in a safe and roadworthy condition and completed the journey to school.

“All parents/carers were contacted promptly by the headteacher to advise them of the incident.

“We are helping Police Scotland with their enquiries.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "I can confirm we received a report of RTC (road traffic collision) between a car and minbus in Mill Road Irvine yesterday morning.

"The minbus was transporting school children however there were no injuries reported.

"A male driver from the car involved was later charged with RT (road traffic) offences"