Published: March 19, 2010
Brent Knoll road accident cuts power to homes in village

A dozen homes in Brent Knoll were without power for seven hours on Friday (March 19th) and a man was treated for minor injuries after a van crashed into an electricity pole, as pictured here.

Police closed Burton Row amid fears that the pole, which carries a live electricity supply, could topple onto the road.

Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were sent to the scene shortly after 10am, and police put in place traffic diversions to move vehicles around the scene.

An ambulance was called and a young man who was in the vehicle at the time of the collision was treated for minor injuries.

Western Power Distribution spokeswoman Sharon Croft told "Power was cut to 12 homes and the pole, which was badly damaged, had to be completely replaced by our team."

The blue Mercedes van suffered front-end damage and police said it was not immediately clear what had caused the collision.

Our photos show (top) the accident in Brent Knoll on Friday morning and (above) the vehicle being towed from the area and (below) damage to a wall


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