Lorry crash in Bath kills four, including four-year-old girl

Four people have died after a serious collision in Weston near Bath. Those killed include a four-year-old girl, two Welsh businessmen and a newlywed taxi driver.

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Bath school which took in wounded during lorry crash mourns tragedy

Flowers at the top of Lansdown Lane today. Credit: ITV News

The headteacher of a Bath school which acted as a makeshift hospital during yesterday's devastating lorry crash has released a statement.

Weston All Saints Primary School is closed today out of respect, but is expected to open again tomorrow.

On behalf of the school community, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who died yesterday. We also send our best wishes to the people that have been injured. This is a truly shocking event that has been deeply felt by the local community.

– Anne Bull, headteacher of Weston All Saints Primary School
Mitzi Rosanna Steady, 4, was killed while walking with her grandmother. Credit: Family

Four-year-old Mitzi Rosanna Steady, one of those killed, is thought to have been the sister of one of the school's pupils.

Ms Bull says pupils will be offered bereavement counselling.

The community in the Weston area of Bath has come together to mourn the victims today, with a packed church service this morning, and a memorial tree at the church for flowers. Bath and North East Somerset Council will be placing books of condolence at Weston Library and Bath Library for people to pay their respects.


'Loved and missed': Family's tribute to little girl killed in Bath lorry crash

Mitzi Rosanna Steady was killed in yesterday's lorry tragedy. Credit: Family

The four-year-old girl killed in yesterday's devastating lorry crash has been identified as Mitzi Rosanna Steady from Bath.

Her family have paid her the following tribute:

Mitzi Rosanna Steady aged four, loved and missed by us all.

– Family

Mitzi had been walking with her grandmother, who remains in a critical condition at Southmead Hospital.

Four-year-old girl among victims of Bath lorry tragedy

Flowers at the top of Lansdown Lane today. Credit: ITV News West Country

A four-year-old girl walking with her grandmother was one the four people killed in a devastating lorry crash in Bath yesterday.

Her grandmother is in critical condition at Bristol's Southmead Hospital this morning.

The three men killed when the truck hit their car were all from South Wales and aged 59, 52 and 34.

Among others injured, four people were taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, including the lorry driver. Two of them have now been discharged, while two remain in hospital with minor injuries.

A service in memory of the victims is taking place at the city's All Saints Church this morning.

The scene of the tragedy in Bath this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Woman in critical condition after Bath crash

The scene of the tragedy in Bath this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman rushed to Southmead Hospital by air ambulance yesterday after a lorry hit pedestrians and cars in Bath is in critical condition this morning.

Four people were killed when the tipper truck careered out of control on Lansdown Lane yesterday afternoon, among them a young girl.

A church service in memory of the victims will take place at All Saints Church in Bath at 10 o'clock this morning.


Church service in memory of Bath crash victims

Emergency services at the scene of last night's crash. Credit: Peter Fletcher/Bath Chronicle

A service is to held at 10 o'clock this morning after yesterday's fatal crash in Bath, when a lorry careered out of control - killing four people.

Several other people were injured after the tipper truck, carrying aggregate, hit pedestrians and cars at around four o'clock yesterday afternoon on Lansdown Lane in the Weston area of the city. The service will be held at All Saints Church.

First pictures: lorry on its side at site of crash which killed four

Our reporter is at the scene of the fatal crash at Lansdown Lane which killed four people this afternoon.

Police said early reports suggest that the lorry driver was trying to avoid an accident - possibly caused by a mechanical fault - when the crash happened.

The red HGV is still lying on its side on the pavement, with sand and aggregate covering the road.

Our reporter sent back this footage.

Tune in to the late new bulletin at 10:30 tonight for a full update on today's tragic events.

Young girl among the dead at Lansdown Lane lorry tragedy

A young girl who was on foot was among the four killed by a 32 tonne truck which was "travelling at speed" down Lansdown Lane this afternoon.

It collided with two pedestrians, killing the little girl. Three adults in a car have also died. Five others are being treated in hospital, one with critical injuries.

A further three people are described as "walking wounded".

There is a 6ft width restriction at the top of the lane, but it isn't known when the lorry joined the road. Police say initial reports indicate the lorry driver was trying to avert an accident.

Scenes from the bottom of Lansdown Lane this evening Credit: ITV
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