injured in Marine Drive accident in Burnham-On-Sea
people inside this car were injured after a two-car accident in
Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday afternoon (April 10th).
services rushed to the entrance to Burnham Holiday Village in
Marine Drive at 4.26pm after the collision between a red Toyota
and a silver Ford Escort.
crews had to cut the roof off the Toyota, as pictured above, to
free a trapped casualty inside the car.
man was taken away on a stretcher and a female occupant was seen
being taken away on a spinal board.
fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were sent to the scene,
along with ambulances and police from Burnham.
fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Upon arrival, crews
confirmed two vehicles were involved and crews got to work carrying
out stablisation and glass management prior to roof removal."
person was trapped within the vehicle and one person self-evacuated
and both were placed in the care of ambulance crews. The casualty
was removed from the vehicle and placed on a spinal board, then
conveyed to hospital."
Andy Davey, who saw the accident and telephoned for the ambulance,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The red car was hit from behind
by the silver car."
Marine Drive was closed while emergency services dealt with the
incident, leading to long delays for motorists.
eyewitness told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene: "We heard
a big bang and then looked out to see two cars had collided near
the entrance to the Holiday Village. The rescue crews were very
quick to arrive on scene."