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Man Arrested Over Fatal Crash

Road Traffic Accident


A man has been arrested over the death of a driver in a collision which involved a tractor, a double-decker bus and a car.

The accident happened on the A49 near the Red Lion pub at Peterstow, Herefordshire. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the passengers on the bus, a 65-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with a neck injury, but the bus driver and the other passengers were uninjured.

An ambulance crew, three rapid response vehicles, an air ambulance and two emergency doctors attended the scene, along with police officers and the fire service.

"Crews arrived to find a car, a tractor and a double-decker bus which had been involved in a collision," a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.

"One person was confirmed dead at the scene. A 65-year-old woman who was a passenger on the bus had neck pains. She was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Hereford County Hospital."

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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "The circumstances of this terrible road traffic accident are still under investigation. Road crashes involving agricultural vehicles often increase at seasonal periods including planting and harvesting.

"As such, driving in rural areas carries an additional risk of road traffic accidents beyond those faced in urban areas.

"I have dealt with many claims for compensation following serious or fatal road collisions.

"Anyone injured in this or any other road accident should seek legal advice."