Lorry driver in dramatic collision with fallen tree on A39 near Bridgwater

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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

6:55pm

THE tree has now been cleared and traffic is returning to normal. 

4:32pm

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."

3:57pm

3:57pm

THIS photo is from witness Bernard Minns. 

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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."

3:29pm

3:13pm

THIS was the extraordinary scene on the A39 near Bawdrip this afternoon. 

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7:44am Thu 13 Feb 14

Frontier_Pharmacist says...

Having got caught up in all this yesterday, the diversion through Woolavington and back out at Moon Cottage worked well apart from that the police do not seem to be able to work outside of their own 'box'. At Moon Cottage junction, they were turning the 40 ton plus HGV's around and sending them back towards Street. With modern communications, surely they could have had another officer at the Pipers junction to direct HGV's down the Taunton road through WestonZoyland?
Each time there is a road closure on the A39, the police fail to close all the loops. At least this time they did not send them down through the Polden villages like they have previously.
Having got caught up in all this yesterday, the diversion through Woolavington and back out at Moon Cottage worked well apart from that the police do not seem to be able to work outside of their own 'box'. At Moon Cottage junction, they were turning the 40 ton plus HGV's around and sending them back towards Street. With modern communications, surely they could have had another officer at the Pipers junction to direct HGV's down the Taunton road through WestonZoyland? Each time there is a road closure on the A39, the police fail to close all the loops. At least this time they did not send them down through the Polden villages like they have previously. Frontier_Pharmacist
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