Two students at a Wiltshire agricultural college were taken to hospital after a crash on campus involving a tractor and trailer.

Wiltshire College & University Centre said it is conducting its own “ongoing” internal investigation into the incident at Lackham which saw students suffer "minor injuries".

A concerned parent contacted this newspaper to claim a student driving a tractor at speed had hit a gate post, tipping two others out of the trailer and "sending them flying".

The parent, who wished to remain anonymous, alleged: “This incident involved a student driving a tractor at speed towing a long trailer with students in the trailer with no proper seating or seat belts.

“The trailer clipped a gate post and it tipped with the students in it sending them flying. Several ambulances attended the scene and two students were hospitalised but are out now.”

The Health & Safety Executive has dropped an investigation into the incident on Tuesday, January 30, saying the injuries suffered were “not serious enough” to meet its selection criteria.

A HSE spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident that has since been reported to us.

“However, the description of the injuries and the incident were not serious enough to meet our investigation selection criteria.”

Set in 1,000 acres of Wiltshire countryside, Lackham is Wiltshire College & University Centre's specialist campus for land-based agricultural and animal management courses.

A college spokesperson said: “An incident at the college’s Lackham campus resulted in minor injuries when a student-driven tractor collided with a gate post.

“Ambulances were called to the campus as a precautionary measure and two students were taken to hospital for checks, with both discharged later the same day.

“A full investigation is ongoing, led by the college’s health and safety manager, and risk assessments have been reviewed accordingly to negate future incidents.

“Under supervision from staff, students on relevant courses who have passed their tractor driving assessment and gained their licence drive tractors around parts of the Lackham estate in line with their studies.”