Published: September 10, 2013
Fresh safety questions after crash drama in Burnham-On-Sea road

Fresh safety concerns have been raised this week after this dramatic crash at a blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea.

The 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 morning.

The sharp bend in Burnham Moor Lane has seen several similar accidents in recent years, prompting a re-think on safety.

Emergency services were called to the accident at 10.20am and found the Ford Fiesta resting on its side. There were no injuries.

A police spokesman told that the shaken occupants had managed to scramble free without serious injuries.

Police diverted traffic around the scene until a recovery truck managed to haul the car from its resting place.

One 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."

Richard Young, the Clerk of Burnham Without Parish Council, which oversees the area, told "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."


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