Oxford Street closed after car slams into building
busy road through the centre of Burnham-On-Sea remains closed
after a car slammed into a building in the early hours of Monday.
yellow Polo pictured here was left embedded in the wall of a block
of flats in Oxford Street at 1.15am, forcing shocked residents
to be evacuated.
concerns that the property, Crown Gardens, could be structurally
unsound, Oxford Street was closed off and will remain shut until
after a full building inspection tomorrow (Tuesday).
Bolton, a director of the firm that owns the building, pictured
right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The car crashed into the
building and the force of it badly damaged the flat."
the couple inside were fine. They were lucky because the impact
of the crash pushed the bath from their bathroom into the bedroom."
eyewitness at the scene told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the youngster
driving the car had escaped serious injuries when an air bag in
the car deployed.
resident at the building, Christine Casling, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We heard a loud bang at the time of the crash - it woke
us up with a jump. It was quite a shock. We're glad no-one was
casualties received treatment by the ambulance service at the
scene and the fire service said that a building inspector had
been called as there was "extensive damage" to the property.
are being asked to expect delays in the area due to the road closure.
Diversions are in operation around the scene.
The crash scene in Oxford Street including, top and below, the
embedded car. Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com / Roger Burgess