Published: November 7, 2011
Burnham carnival halted for 20 minutes after cart hits road sign

Burnham-On-Sea's carnival came to a halt for more than 20 minutes during the middle of Monday's procession after a cart collided with a roadside sign.

As pictured here, Marina Sydenham's entry, Twilight Express, hit a double-sided No Entry / Give Way sign outside the Somerset and Dorset pub shortly after 9.30pm.

A girl performing on the cart suffered minor injuries and had to be taken off whilst the crew worked to free the stuck cart.

Eyewitness Stuart Browning told "The girl seemed to hurt her leg when the cart hit the sign."

"She burst into tears before being taken off by some of the cart's helpers but fortunately was not badly hurt."

The cart's lights were turned off as a safety precaution, as pictured, and the crew then spent 20 minutes towing the cart away from the lamp post before continuing into Marine Drive.

The cart attracted loud cheers from the crowd of spectators when it was successfully moved. It went on to win the award for best juvenile feature on the night - click here for the full results and here for carnival photos.


Results from the Carnival
Photos from the Carnival
Video from the Carnival
Police report no crime at Carnival

Illegal parking delays start of carnival


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