crash at blackspot in Brent Knoll raises fresh safety calls
two-vehicle crash at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea
yesterday (Sunday, July 20th) has prompted fresh calls for safety
car and a horse transporter were damaged in a collision on the
A38 at the busy junction next to the Fox and Goose Hotel through
Brent Knoll, which has seen many accidents in recent years.
services were called to the collision at around 2.30pm, leading
to the partial closure of the road.
police spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Several people
were treated by ambulance crews for injuries that were not believed
to be serious. A horse inside the horse box was also not hurt."
who witnessed the incident who has not already spoken to the police
should call us on the non emergency number 101, quoting the log
have been several accidents at the same junction over the years
and this latest incident adds to the pressure on Somerset County
Council to consider safety improvements.
Knoll councillor Bob Filmer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
have been trying to get improvements here for years. While the
layout is far better than the position 20 years ago, we have always
wanted to see traffic lights or a roundabout installed."
County Council has gone quiet on those proposals recently, which
we have assumed is down to the proposals by Sanders Garden World
to build a roundabout on the A38 as part of its expansion plans.
If those proposals don't go ahead, then that leaves a question
about whether safety changes can go ahead sooner."