School bus driver seriously injured after crash with tractor

School bus driver is seriously injured after single decker collides with tractor and trailer in rush hour

  • The wreckage is being removed at the scene in Keighley, West Yorkshire
  •  Injured driver was flown to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance 

A school bus driver has been seriously injured after his single decker collided with a tractor and trailer in rush hour traffic. 

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and remain at the scene as motorists are being warned to avoid the area. 

It is understood the School Service bus did not have any passengers after dropping off pupils earlier.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended the scene and flew the injured driver to Leeds General Infirmary. 

The dual carriageway, between Keighley and Silsden remains closed in both directions as the wreckage is removed.

The school bus pictured following the incident in Keighley, West Yorkshire, this morning 

Road closures are in place nearby and drivers are being urged to avoid the area

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: ‘Emergency services were called to the A629 between Silsden roundabout and Hard Ings roundabout at about 8.57am today to a report of a collision between a bus and a tractor.

‘The male driver on the bus received serious injuries and emergency services remain at the scene.

‘Road closures are in place nearby and drivers are urged to avoid the area.’

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: ‘We received an emergency call just before 9am this morning to a report of a collision on the A629 near Keighley.

‘A number of resources were dispatched to the scene, including two ambulances, an air ambulance and a hazardous response team.

‘These resources are still at the scene.’

More to follow. 

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