Lorry driver in dramatic collision with fallen tree on A39 near Bridgwater (From This is The West Country)
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Lorry driver in dramatic collision with fallen tree on A39 near Bridgwater
Updated 8:50am Thursday 13th February 2014 in Somerset
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- Collision happened near the B3141 Woolavington Hill junction
- Road surface is covered with branches and debris
- The crash is causing long tailbacks
THE tree has now been cleared and traffic is returning to normal.
A spokesman for the lorry company, I .C Express, said: "The driver is OK. He made it out with more than a few scratches and is currently receiving treatment in hospital."
Careful out on the roads today. I was on the A39 earlier when this happened http://t.co/wJ7suXxRoG Massive tailbacks through Cossington.— @MercuryKJames 12 February 2014
THIS photo is from witness Bernard Minns.
He said: "The tree has come down and it would appear that the lorry driver tried to avoid it but ended up going through it.
"He got out with just a few scratches on him though."
A fallen tree on the A39 at Bawdrip is blocking the road and Police are on the scene. Delays likely.— @SomersetCouncil 12 February 2014
THIS was the extraordinary scene on the A39 near Bawdrip this afternoon.
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