The Mercury has just had a report that the road by the Quantock pub has been closed and police are on the scene.

More details to follow but it will affect rush hour traffic so expect some delays.

A commuter, Aaron Clarke, said: “They've closed the road passed the pub and I've just turned around. Traffic is built up everywhere.”

A fire service spokesman has said two people have been taken to hospital.

UPDATE (6.07PM):

Two local fire crews and the Taunton Rescue Tender were sent to the incident, which involved four vehicles; two private cars, one large van and one HGV.

A spokesman said: “Two persons were trapped in one of the vehicles.

“Crews got to work using hydraulic cutting equipment to release both the casualties. Both were taken to hospital by the Ambulance Service.

“The Police were also in attendance.”

The cars are now being cleared away.


The road is now open