Brent Knoll accident prompts road safety calls
shocked driver of this car had a dramatic escape in Brent Knoll
this week after losing control of his vehicle, rolling down a
railway embankment, and finishing upturned.
police were called to Station Road after the damaged Ford Escort
Convertible was spotted at the bottom of a steep bank next to
the railway track, as exclusively pictured here.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The damaged
car was found at the bottom of the bank after the driver lost
control. No injuries were reported."
Knoll district councillor Bob Filmer said the accident highlights
the need for the bridge to be approached with caution.
bridge doesn't have a bad accident record because most motorists
use it slowly due to its narrow width and poor visibility,"
he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
did get the village's 30mph speeding restriction extended to cover
the bridge several years ago due to the speed of traffic here
in the summer months."
added: "There are lips in the road surface on both sides
of the bridge following the recent strengthening work and if the
bridge is driven at speed, a car could take off and leave the
car was barely visible at the bottom of the railway bank following
this week's accident in Brent Knoll, where the driver was lucky
to escape uninjured