Bath lorry crash
Four people have died after a lorry crashed into pedestrians and vehicles near Bath Google Maps

Four people have died in a lorry crash in Bath after it careened into pedestrians and vehicles in Upper Weston, Avon and Somerset Police has said.

The tipper truck, which was carrying aggregate crashed into a number of vehicles and two pedestrians when it travelled down a hill at Lansdown Lane after 4pm.

Early witness accounts suggest that the driver was trying to avert an accident.

As well as the four fatalities several other people are reported injured.

Casualties are being taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath and Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Another eyewitness said a large lorry was on its side and sand had spilled across the road.

Police, fire engines and ambulances were in attendance and two air ambulances had landed at Weston All Saints Primary School.

An Avon and Somerset Police statement said: "We're working with South Western Ambulance Service and Avon Fire and Rescue Service at the scene.

"The area is closed off to allow for investigative work to take place."