Man hurt after collision on A38 in Taunton

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  • One casualty following accident around 5.30pm
  • Injuries not thought to be too serious
  • Two ambulances attended, as well as police and firefighters

7:55pm

FIREFIGHTERS at the scene told the County Gazette the casualty was a man in his mid-20s. 

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

7:29pm

THIS just in from Avon and Somerset Police:

"Officers are still at the scene investigating the circumstances of the collision.

"We anticipate the road will be fully re-opened shortly."

7:16pm

This is The West Country:

7:08pm

THE male casualty has been transferred to hospital, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

Two fire engines and a rescue tender, all from Taunton, attended the scene.

A fire service spokesman said: "One adult male was extricated from the vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof.

"The vehicle had collided with a lamp post."

6:50pm

THE location of this accident is slightly different to what was initially reported. 

It happened on the A38, just south of the Priory Avenue/Toneway roundabout. 

6:01pm

AN ambulance service spokesman said a short time ago: "We came across this incident at 5.29pm. 

"It is a single vehicle collision. A protective collar has been put on a patient.

"We have two ambulances at the scene."

No other details are available at this stage about the casualty.

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6:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Dr Dave says...

It's a bloody 40mph stretch of dual carriageway, how the hell do these 'accidents' happen????
It's a bloody 40mph stretch of dual carriageway, how the hell do these 'accidents' happen???? Dr Dave
  • Score: 10

8:58pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Welly View says...

Slippery, wet road. Child or animal run out in front of vehicle? Car in front changed lanes without indicating? Not even Dr Dave knows ;) Perhaps best to wait for the truth instead of making assumptions.
Slippery, wet road. Child or animal run out in front of vehicle? Car in front changed lanes without indicating? Not even Dr Dave knows ;) Perhaps best to wait for the truth instead of making assumptions. Welly View
  • Score: 2

9:18am Tue 8 Jul 14

jellyonaplate says...

You forgot to mention speeding
You forgot to mention speeding jellyonaplate
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