Published: February 13, 2011
Family escape injury after car accident in Burnham-On-Sea

The occupants of this car had a lucky escape in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday morning (February 13th) after being involved in a crash at an accident blackspot.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to a sharp bend in Stoddens Road near the entrance to the BASC rugby ground at 9.40am.

The driver of a car lost control in slippery road conditions, and his vehicle careered into a ditch, ending up on its side.

"They were lucky that no-one was seriously hurt," eyewitness Simon Havercroft told "It is a dangerous corner."

Simon pulled the people inside to safety and paramedics checked them over, but no-one was seriously hurt. Five people were in the car. It is one of several accidents at the bend during recent years.

The car is pictured here in the ditch, partially hidden in undergrowth

Emergency services were quickly at the scene of Sunday's accident

Police partially closed Stoddens Road to traffic during the accident


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