July 22, 2008 Motorist
arrested after crash shuts Burnham-On-Sea road
motorist has been charged with drink driving after a dramatic
crash left a vehicle upturned and a busy road closed in Burnham-On-Sea
on Monday evening (July 21st).
Police, fire crews and paramedics rushed to Burnham Road at 8pm
after a Ford Escort slammed into a row of parked cars and ended
up on its side, as pictured.
Eyewitnesses told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene that
the driver had been trapped inside and removed by fire crews before
being taken to Weston General Hospital in an ambulance.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A man in
his 30s was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and will appear
before Sedgemoor Magistrates on 5th August."
was charged for driving with an alcohol level about the legal
limit and for driving not within accordance of his licence."
Ford Fiesta belonging to a local resident was damaged in the accident.
Local resident Ian Marsh, whose partner owns the damaged car,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com what he had heard as the incident occurred.
was sat in the front room of my house when there was a loud bang
followed by a crash outside as the car collided with the parked
is the second time our vehicles have been damaged along this stretch
of road in two years. We need far better safety."
last serious accident occurred
in July 2006 at the same spot when a rush-hour accident left
four cars damaged.