Published: April 19, 2012
In photos: Driver escapes unhurt from overturned cement mixer

The driver of this cement mixer was lucky to escape without injuries after an accident near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (April 19th).

Fire, police and ambulance crews rushed to East Brent at 2.15pm after the cement mixer overturned on the A38 Bristol Road.

"The driver inside was understandably shaken up but managed to scramble out of his cab unhurt," an eyewitness at the scene told

"He swerved to avoid a car that had pulled out in front of him and this led to the lorry overturning."

Fire crews from Burnham and Weston-super-Mare were sent to the scene amid initial concern that the driver was trapped inside.

"Crews found the driver had self-rescued prior to our arrival. Crews made the vehicle safe only," a fire spokesman told

A police spokeswoman confirmed that no-one was injured, but added that the road was closed while recovery of the vehicle took place. As pictured, a crane was brought in to remove the vehicle.

Pictured: The overturned cement mixer in East Brent on Thursday

Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube