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Two-vehicle crash on A358 at Bishops Lydeard
Updated 3:40pm Monday 24th February 2014 in News
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- Asda van and car involved in incident.
- Two casualties cut free and taken to Musgrove Park Hospital.
- Casualties suffering from lower back pain but injuries not thought to be life threatening.
AVON and Somerset Police has said: "There was a collision between a car and a van at around 11.15am.
"The collision was on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard ad the junction with Station Road.
"The road was blocked as a result of the collision and a diversion is in place via Cotford St Luke.
"Both vehicles are currently being recovered. Two people are being taken to hospital although their injuries are not considered life threatening or life changing.
"Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact police on 101."
THIS was the scene of the collision on the A358. Photo: Mike Rigby.
SOUTH Western Ambulance Service has confirmed that a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s were both taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
Both are suffering from lower back pain.
THE road is partially blocked and nearby residents say traffic is being diverted through Bishops Lydeard.
THIS is the scene of the crash.
FIREFIGHTERS say they have had to cut two people out of a car following the crash.
Pictures of the scene sent to the County Gazette show a silver BMW and an ASDA delivery van, which appear to be involved.
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue spokesman said they attended the scene around an hour ago.
They added: "Fire crews confirmed a road traffic collision involving one light commercial van and on car.
"Two persons were trapped, one person in each vehicle. Fire crews stabilised the vehicles and extricated both casualties using hydraulic cutting equipment. Both casualties were conveyed to hospital by ambulance."
Fire crews made both vehicles safe and left the incident in the hands of police and ambulance.
EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash involving two vehicles on the main road near Bishops Lydeard today (February 24).
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