air-lifted to hospital after car crash in Burnham-On-Sea
A motorist had to be cut free from a car in Burnham-On-Sea
on Friday (September 9th) and air-lifted to hospital following
services were called to Worston Lane at 9.20am after a car hit
a tree, trapping the young male driver inside.
Fire crews from Burnham and Weston removed the roof of the vehicle
to free the motorist, who had suffered possible spinal injuries.
Fire spokeswoman Suzie Izzard told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Crews
set to work stabilising the vehicle before extricating the casualty
onto a spinal board by removing the roof with hydraulic cutting
An air ambulance landed on the nearby sports field next to Burnham's
BAY Centre and took off a few minutes later with the casualty.
Ambulance spokesman Dave Rogers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
man in his late teens was air-lifted to Musgrove Park A&E."
Police spokesman Martin Dunscombe added: "Our investigation
into the incident is ongoing. The man's injuries are not believed
to be life-threatening."