Monday 25 September 2017

Four die as tipper truck hits cars and pedestrians

Claire Hayhurst

Four people have died and several were injured after a tipper truck collided with vehicles and pedestrians on a hill, UK police said. Police are investigating the incident, which happened in Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston in Bath, Somerset, yesterday afternoon. A tipper truck collided with a number of vehicles and two pedestrians as it travelled down the hill.

Witnesses said the driver was trying to avert an accident, an Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said. "Four people have died at the scene and there are several people injured," the force spokesman said. "Casualties are being taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath and Southmead Hospital in Bristol."

A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust confirmed a patient taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol by air ambulance was in a "critical" condition. The conditions of three other patients, who were taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath by ambulance, were not yet known. Further casualties with less serious injuries were being assessed and treated by paramedics.

Irish Independent

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