safety questions after crash drama in Burnham-On-Sea road
safety concerns have been raised this week after this dramatic
crash at a blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea.
occupants of the vehicle had a lucky escape when their car left
the road and ended up on its side in a water-filled ditch on Sunday
sharp bend in Burnham Moor Lane has seen several similar accidents
in recent years, prompting a re-think on safety.
services were called to the accident at 10.20am and found the
Ford Fiesta resting on its side. There were no injuries.
police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the shaken occupants
had managed to scramble free without serious injuries.
diverted traffic around the scene until a recovery truck managed
to haul the car from its resting place.
nearby resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "This
corner is a sharp bend and there are not nearly enough warning
signs as you approach it. We see several accidents a year here
where drivers have seen the bend too late."
Young, the Clerk of Burnham Without Parish Council, which oversees
the area, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are keen to see safety
maintained on all our local roads. We will look at the safety
of this stretch again. I am not sure what changes can be made
to make it safer."