Knoll road accident cuts power to homes in village
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.
closed Burton Row amid fears that the pole, which carries a live
electricity supply, could topple onto the road.
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.
ambulance was called and a young man who was in the vehicle at
the time of the collision was treated for minor injuries.
Power Distribution spokeswoman Sharon Croft told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Power was cut to 12 homes and the pole, which was badly
damaged, had to be completely replaced by our team."
blue Mercedes van suffered front-end damage and police said it
was not immediately clear what had caused the collision.
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