Four injured after bus and van collide on outskirts of Keynsham

The van involved in the collision

The van involved in the collision

The road between Keynsham and Willsbridge was closed in both directions for a time earlier today after an accident involving a bus and a van.

Four elderly passengers on the single-decker bus  – the 17 service between d Southmead Hospital and Keynsham – were injured and two were taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Their injuries are not believed to be serious.

The A4175 Keynsham Road was closed between Chandos Road and the A431 Bath Road following the accident which happened at about 11.45am outside Londonderry Farm. Debris was scattered across the road.

Police set up road blocks at either end and diverted traffic. The fire brigade also assisted at the scene.

Both vehicles were badly damaged. The bus was taken away but the van was still outside the farm this afternoon waiting to be towed away.

The cause of the collision is being investigated.