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Cyclist suffers 'life-changing injuries' in Bristol city centre crash

Police are investigating. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A collision between a car and a bike in Bristol city centre this evening has left a cyclist with "life-changing" injuries.

Police were called to the scene of the accident on the M32 outbound in the Newfoundland St / Bond St area at 5.30pm.

The driver of the car was unharmed, and the cyclist has been admitted to Southmead Hospital.

There was severe traffic congestion in Bristol for several hours this evening as a result of the crash. This has since cleared.

Police say an investigation is underway.


Two injured as car crashes into side of house in Sherborne

Two injured as car crashes into side of house Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

Two people were injured after their car left the road and crashed into the side of house on Castle Road in Sherborne. It happened yesterday (Sunday August 9th) just before midday.

Firefighters used blocks and a winch to stabilise the car and release the two casualties. Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Driver killed in car crash with school bus is named

The driver of a car which crashed into a school bus in Somerset has been named as 72 year old Jarvis Condon from Nether Stowey.

The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Friday afternoon (May 15th) on the A39 Cannington by-pass.

Mr Condon's Mercedes car was travelling from Bridgwater towards Nether Stowey.

It approached a roundabout and turned left on to the Cannington by-pass, where it was in a head on collision with a school bus, travelling in the opposite direction.

Jarvis was also referred to by his middle name, John. He was a much-loved member of his local community.

– Mr Condon’s family

No pupils or teachers travelling on the bus were reported to have injuries.

Collision investigators are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to help them with their enquiries.

Lorry driver badly hurt in Frome crash

A lorry driver has life-threatening injuries after a crash near Frome in Somerset.

He was trapped in the cab of his truck after colliding with a bus on the A361 at around half past ten this morning.

There were 27 passengers on the bus. Four people have minor injuries.

The Frome Bypass is closed between the A362 and B3092 while police deal with the incident.

Inquest into A419 crash deaths

An inquest has heard how a drink driver and her friend were killed in a crash that catapulted their passengers out of the window.

Shaya Rae Leigh, who was 18, was almost twice over the limit when her car flipped over and hit a tree in Swindon last May.

17 year old Kerrylee O'Leary-Staniford was also killed.

Neither girl had been wearing their seat belts properly at the time .

The assistant coroner recorded a narrative verdict.

Shaya Rae Leigh was almost twice over the drink drive limit when she died


Cornwall school bus crash

A school bus carrying 11 children crashed with another vehicle in Cornwall this morning. It happened on the B3274 at St Issey near Wadebridge. The bus driver was seriously injured and taken to hospital by air ambulance.

One other person was injured. The school children were treated for shock. The road is currently closed.

Police appeal for witness to fatal collision

Police investigating a fatal accident on the A435 at Gotherington this morning are appealing to a van driver who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old man from Evesham, was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol but later died.

The accident happened at around 8am this morning between a red Yamaha motorcycle and a silver Peugeot 306.

Following information from people at the scene officers believe the driver of a white van may have witnessed the collision and be able to help them with their investigation.

The van was originally described as a BT van, however the company say none of their staff were in the area at the time.

A 20-year-old man from Apperley has been arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and has been further arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He currently remains in police custody.

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