OMG how Awful.

Investigators are at the scene of a crash where a coach careered down an embankment, killing a 26-year-old Polish man and injuring 70 people.

The coach collided with a car, crashed through a wall and ended up in a garden in Alton, near Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, on Monday evening.

Those aboard were from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and South Africa. The bus company is based in Peterborough.

Two people with head injuries were flown to hospital.

The passengers, thought to be fruit and strawberry growers based at Lutton Farm in Oundle, Northamptonshire, were on a trip to Alton Towers .

The crash has caused villagers to repeat calls for a bypass to take away traffic heading to and from the theme park away from Alton.

But Russell Barnes, the park's regional director, said he was "disappointed" the point had been raised.

"While I have been at Alton Towers we have had an open dialogue about where we are with an eastern access road and I made a commitment at the beginning of the year that we would return to them in January with a definitive answer."

He added the accident records on the roads were no worse than other rural roads in England.

Murray MacGregor, of West Midlands Ambulance Service, said the coach driver, a man from Lincolnshire, was also seriously injured.

One woman was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, while another man and woman were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent, all with head injuries.

"Seven or so people suffered broken bones and serious cuts and 20 more had minor injuries," Mr MacGregor added.

"For our crews and the fire service and police it was a busy, difficult operation.

"The language barriers made it difficult, as did the sheer numbers."

The vehicle involved in the crash was owned by Decker Bus, based in Whittlesey, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Ch Insp John Maddox, from Staffordshire Police, said officers were trying to establish what caused the crash.