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School coach crash: students returning to UK tonight

The coach was carrying pupils from Bournside School in Cheltenham Credit: ITV News

40 students whose coach crashed in France on the way to a holiday centre in Italy will return to the UK tonight.

42 students were on board the coach when it crashed close to the Swiss border.

One was airlifted to hospital with what are described as "life-threatening" injuries. Another was seriously injured. Their families are at their bedsides.

Our thoughts continue to be with the two students and their close family, who are seriously injured in hospital in France and will not be returning to the UK for now. I am pleased to be able to confirm that the parents of both students are now with their children and are being supported by the school and other relevant agencies.

– Bournside School


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
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