December 18, 2010
road conditions cause accidents in Burnham-On-Sea
have been urged to take extra care after treacherous road conditions
in Burnham-On-Sea caused a number of accidents on Saturday (December
18th), including this one in Stoddens Road.
to six inches of snow in Burnham
created hazardrous driving conditions, as this motorist found
when he slid off Stoddens Road on the bend near the BASC sports
A digger was brought in to haul the stranded vehicle out of the
ditch, as pictured here.
Car owner Giles Prewett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A huge
thank you goes out to all of the passers by that helped me. My
partner and her children escaped from our car that ended up in
the ditch at the end of Stoddens Road."
"Especially, a big thank you goes to a kind gentleman and
his wife (who incidentally may of hurt her hand rescuing us!)
for their help. We do not know their names, but they drive a red
van and must live locally. They went out of their way to help
us, by driving the children and my partner to safety and wish
to say a huge thank you to them for their kindness!"
in the day, a jacknifed lorry blocked two lanes of the M5 near
Burnham's junction 22 and two cars slid off the road in East Brent.
A car left the southbound carriageway on Friday evening near Sedgemoor
Services, as reported here.
have urged motorists to only travel if essential due to the dangerous
conditions, which are set to continue during the next few days.