LiveCollision between double decker bus and two cars on A38 at Rumwell

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  • REPORTS are coming in of a road traffic collision involving two cars and a First bus on the A38 between Wellington and Taunton.
  • The accident occured near the Rumwell Farm Shop and the road is closed both ways.

12:38pm

Both lanes of the A38 are now open again and all vehicles involved in the collision, including the service 22A double decker bus, have been removed from the scene.

12:07pm

WITNESS Barry Roberts who was driving along the road at the time of the crash said he heard a loud thud behind him and saw a head on collision between two cars in his rear view mirror.

Moments before, he had stopped to allow a vehicle into the farm shop before driving on.

It is believed that a fourth vehicle was involved after the initial collision.

10:50am

A DOUBLE decker bus travelling from Taunton to Wellington was involved in the collision with two cars, a spokeman from First Bus Group has confirmed.

The bus was in service at the time and was carrying a number of passengers and one of those is being treated for neck pain.

The driver was not hurt. But two women travelling in separate cars have sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital.

The spokesman added: "An immediate investigation into the cause of the incident has been launched and our teams are at the scene and will work with the relevant authorities to determine what has happened.

"Our thoughts are currently with those who have been injured as a result of the incident."

10:31am

A POLICE spokesman said the incident happened just after 8am and ambulance and fire crews attended the scene.

Two women were taken to hospital, one with a leg injury and the other with a head injury but neither are considered to be life threatening.

The road is still partially blocked with only one lane open and the vehicles that were involved in the collision are currently being recovered.

10:05am

WITNESSES said the accident involved two cars and a First Bus and that it occurred right outside the Rumwell Farm shop. 

A spokesperson from First Bus Group said they are aware of the incident and will release a statement shortly. This will be added to the live feed.

9:27am

REPORTS are coming in of a road traffic collision involving three cars on the A38 between Wellington and Taunton.
The accident occured near the Rumwell Inn and the road is closed both ways.

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