cut free from Burnham crash and air-lifted to hospital
A woman was cut free from this car and air-lifted to
hospital following an accident at a busy roundabout in Burnham-On-Sea
on Tuesday afternoon (August 31st).
A Ford Ka collided into the side of a double decker bus at
2pm at the busy roundabout next to the Total petrol station on
ambulance and police were called to the scene and Marine Drive
was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident,
as pictured here.
roof of the car was removed by the fire crews to gain access to
a passenger travelling in the back of the car, who was taken by
ambulance to a waiting air ambulance that had landed on the playing
fields besides Burnham's BAY Centre.
driver of the bus, who asked to remain anonymous, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
at the scene: "Around 12 people were on the bus at the time
of the accident and one received back injuries."
fire engines from Burnham Fire Station were joined by a further
engine from Weston and ambulances from Shepton Mallet and Burnham.
spokeswoman Suzie Izzard told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We removed
the roof of the car to free a female inside and then assisted
paramedics in taking the casualty to the air ambulance. A male
casualty was also treated for a neck injury at the scene."
ambulance spokesman Dave Rogers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
were called at 1.59pm to the accident. A female in her 20s was
air-lifted to Musgrove Park Hospital."
Buses spokeswoman Karen Baxter added: "The exact cause of
the incident is as yet unknown, but the bus was stationary at
"There were a number of passengers on board the bus at the
time, one of whom was treated for minor injuries. We will be working
closely with the authorities to determine exactly what happened,
but our immediate thoughts are with the people who were injured,
and their family and friends. We wish all those involved a speedy
Drive re-opened shortly after 4pm, some two hours of the accident
was first reported.