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School bus involved in crash with a tractor in West Yorkshire: Bus driver suffers ‘serious injuries’

School bus involved in tractor accident in West Yorkshire: bus driver suffers ‘serious injuries’

A school bus driver was seriously injured after his single-decker collided with a tractor and trailer during rush hour.

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

It is understood that the School Service bus was out of passengers after dropping off students earlier.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was on scene and flew the injured driver to Leeds General Infirmary.

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

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

There are road closures in the area and motorists are urged to avoid the area

There are road closures in the area and motorists are urged to avoid the area

A spokesman 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 of the bus was seriously injured and the emergency services remain at the scene.

“Road closures are in place and motorists are urged to avoid the area.”

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

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

“These resources are still in place.”

More to follow.