Man air-lifted to hospital after A38 crash not 'life threatening'
motorist who was air-lifted to hospital following a head-on crash
which closed the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea yesterday does not have
life threatening injuries, police said today (Thursday).
busy route through Brent Knoll was shut for four hours following
the collision between a Land Rover and van, pictured here.
man trapped in the vehicle had to be cut free by fire crews and
then flown to hospital in Bristol by air ambulance. Police spokesman
Martin Dunscombe told Burnham-On-Sea.com today that his injuries
are "not life-threatening."
spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service added: "Ambulance
crews were called to the scene at 2.47pm following a two vehicle
person, a male in his 60s, was trapped in a van and was freed
by the fire crews. A second patient received minor injuries and
was treated at the scene."
Great Western Air Ambulance (pictured above) landed besides the
road and the casualty was flown to Bristol for emergency treatment.
spokesman Paul Slaven added: "Crews used Clan Lucas cutting
equipment and hydraulic rams in order to perform a dashboard roll
to extricate the male casualty into the hands of paramedics. He
was then conveyed to hospital via air ambulance whilst crews made
both vehicles safe and prevented leaking oil from entering the
collision occurred near the entrance to West Country Motor Homes
and police have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 0800