FOUR bus passengers and a van driver were taken to hospital after a crash between a van and a double decker bus near Faringdon.

The van driver has sustained serious injuries after the incident which happened yesterday (September 14) at about 10.15am on the A420.

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and Stagecoach double decker bus were involved in the collision between Faringdon and Watchfield, near Great Coxwell.

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The driver of the Mercedes, a man aged in his forties, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains in a stable condition.

The bus driver, a man in his sixties, and 12 passengers suffered minor injuries. The driver and four of the injured passengers were taken to Great Weston Hospital in Swindon for further treatment.

The other injured passengers did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Tim Cameron, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I would ask that anyone who was in or near the area where the collision happened to get in touch with us if you saw anything or have any information on it.

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“Also, I would urge any motorists in the area that have a dash-cam to please check their recordings in case anything significant was caught as it could help our investigation, and then send it to us.”

The crime reference number is 43220413491.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

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