Updated: May 18, 2012
Van driver rushed to hospital after crash with lorry in Highbridge

The driver of this van was rushed to hospital on Thursday evening (May 17th) after a serious accident in Highbridge.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the town's Isleport Industrial Estate after a red van ploughed into the back of a parked lorry in Bennett Road.

Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the man inside had been "incredibly lucky to avoid serious injury" after colliding with the corner of the lorry, as pictured.

Police closed the road, causing heavy congestion or motorists due to the nightime closure of the town's Church Street during eight days of evening roadworks.

The road was not fully re-opened by police until around 8.40pm once the truck was removed by a recovery service.

An ambulance spokesman confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A male in his mid-30s was taken to Weston General Hospital with injuries that were not thought to be serious."


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