Investigations are continuing today following a serious collision yesterday which resulted in four people, including a young girl, losing their lives on Lansdown Lane in Weston.
The incident happened in Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston, at about 4pm, when a 32-tonne tipper truck carrying aggregate collided with a number of vehicles and pedestrians.
Three people in a car and a young girl died at the scene.
Three other people were taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath with minor injuries.
The injured lorry driver was also taken to the RUH, and remains under observation.
Another person was taken by the Great Western Air Ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries. They remain in a critical condition.
Lansdown Lane remains closed this morning, and is not expected to reopen until at least 11am, as collision investigators continue to carry out a detailed examination to piece together what happened.
Early witness accounts suggest the lorry driver was trying to avert an accident, with some saying he had his hand on the lorry’s horn trying to warn those in his path.
The lorry collided with two pedestrians, one of which was the young girl, and four other vehicles before tipping onto its side at the junction of Brookfield Park.
South Western Ambulance Service sent five ambulances, three paramedics in rapid-response vehicles (RRVs), two air ambulances, a BASICS doctor and their Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.
Weston All Saints Primary School is closed today (10/2/15) at the request of Avon and Somerset Police.
The vehicles, including the lorry and a number of cars, were all removed overnight.
A service is being held at All Saints Church in Weston at 10am this morning.
Police have launched an appeal for anyone who was in the area who has not yet spoken to them, who believes they may have useful information to help with enquiries, to get in touch.
Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.