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Woman, 59, dies following horror crash in East Reach, Taunton
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- Car collided with mobility scooter at 10.40am on Monday
- Police say woman, 59, died following collision
- Ambulances services called to scene of incident
- Incident involved grey Vauxhall Corsa and scooter
- Eyewitnesses describe horror crash
FLOWERS have been left at the scene of the incident and police boards have been put up appealing for witnesses.
This was how it looked this afternoon.
THE woman who died in the collision was aged 59, police said this morning (September 3).
A38 East Reach in Taunton re-opened, queueing traffic earlier and long delays earlier in both directions at the... http://t.co/fil5u34cJB— @WebberBus 02 September 2013
EAST Reach has now re-opened and congestion is easing.
A tragic fatal collision in East Reach and our thoughts go to all those involved. #bigthanks to all those caught up for your patience.— @Stubell9 02 September 2013
ROADS in Taunton town centre are still very congested. There are diversions in place with traffic in many places at a standstill.
The scene in St James Street, Taunton, due to earlier incident and road closure http://t.co/L4Bu4sDu6F— @GazetteACameron 02 September 2013
POLICE have just confirmed that a woman died following the collision.
EMERGENCY services at the scene.
THERE is congestion on the A358 Toneway / Bridgwater Road (Creech Castle Junction) and on A3259 Priorswood Road to A358 Obridge Viaduct / Eastwick Road.
Police on scene reporting the closure may be ongoing for some time.
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A DESERTED East Reach.
THE County Gazette understands the woman on the mobility scooter has died but police are unable to confirm this at this stage.
TRAFFIC in Taunton is very heavy following the incident.
This was the scene in Tancred Street a few minutes ago.
GLENN Charman, of GC Music on East Reach, said: "I was on my way to open up at 11am and saw all the blue lights.
"There were a lot of emergency services and somebody who was on a mobility scooter was being treated."
THE County Gazette understands the woman riding the mobility scooter has died.
The driver of the car, believed to be an elderly woman, is being spoken to by police officers at the scene of the incident. The road and pavement remains closed.
THE scene of the collision.
A TAXI driver, who did not wish to be named, told the County Gazette: "I saw it all.
"I was second in the queue at the traffic lights and the woman crossed on a mobility scooter.
"The car pushed her all the way across into the wall on the other side."
HEAVY traffic is backing up through Taunton town centre following the incident. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
Buses are being diverted along Cannon Street, contributing to the severe delays.
IT appears the Corsa has knocked over an electricity junction box and has collided with a wall.
Current scene outside our flat.... #Taunton @CountyGazette East Reach closed both directions! http://t.co/jRmo6ITEil— @mrkev_specialk 02 September 2013
PHIL Sutton, from Phil's Doll House Shop on the corner of Haydon Road, said: "Somebody came to buy a cooker and as I came to the front of the shop I saw paramedics trying to revive a woman.
"It didn't look good. You never know when to go out in the morning."
EYEWITNESSES have told the County Gazette the Corsa and mobility scooter were involved in a 'very serious' collision during the incident.
It is understood the incident happened at the junction with Haydon Road, near the Esso/Tesco Express petrol station.
The vehicle, emerging from Haydon Road, is understood to have pushed the mobility scooter across the full distance of East Reach.
The driver of the car is believed to be uninjured but the pedestrian on the mobility scooter is thought to have received medical treatment.
Police and fire crews have cordoned off East Reach. The road is currently closed to traffic in both directions with diversions in place.
PARAMEDICS are at the scene of a collision in Taunton town centre.
The incident happened at 10.40am on Monday morning (September 2) and involved a grey Vauxhall Corsa and a mobility scooter.
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