Woman dies after van collides with house

Yeolands Drive, Clevdeon

A woman lost her life after a vehicle collided with a house in Clevedon.

Firefighters from Clevedon and Avonmouth fire stations were alerted after a van collided with the front of a house in the town.

Once on scene crews found no one trapped in the vehicle, however a lady who had been in the house at the time of the collision sadly lost her life.

Residents in a number of neighbouring properties were evacuated from their homes as a precaution following a gas leak caused by the collision.

Due to concerns over the stability of the building specialist crews from Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team also attended the incident.

The firefighters from Hicks Gate Fire Station used propping and shoring techniques to make the damaged building safe to allow further investigations to take place.

Crews remained on scene until around 01.30hrs