Two arrested after four killed in truck collision in Bath

Four-year-old girl among dead after crash outside UK school on February 9th

File photo dated February 9th of the scene where a 32-tonne lorry tipped over in Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston in Bath, UK. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

File photo dated February 9th of the scene where a 32-tonne lorry tipped over in Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston in Bath, UK. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

 

Police in the UK have arrested the driver of a 32-tonne tipper truck which struck and killed four people, including a four-year-old girl, on February 9th.

Avon and Somerset police arrested Philip Potter (19) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and manslaughter by gross negligence. They also arrested a 28-year-old man, believed to be his boss.

Mr Potter from Brinkworth in Wiltshire, was transporting sand and gravel in Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston, Bath, Somerset, just after 4pm on February 9th when the incident occurred.

The Scania truck he was driving first hit and killed Mitzi Rosanna Steady (4) from Bath.

It went on to collide with a number of other vehicles on the road before overturning onto another vehicle at the bottom of the hill, killing the three men inside.

They were Robert Parker (59) from Cwmbran, electricity company director Philip Allen (52) from Swansea and taxi driver Stephen Vaughan (34), also from Swansea.

A police spokesman said: “We have this morning arrested two men following the death of four people in Bath last week.

“It follows the incident in Lansdown Lane on Monday evening (February 9th) when a tipper truck carrying aggregate was in collision with a number of vehicles and two pedestrians,” he said.

The truck also hit the four-year-old girl’s grandmother, who remains in a critical condition in Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

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