photos: Lamp post crash causes disruption in Burnham-On-Sea
accident brought down a lamp post across a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea,
leaving homes without power and causing a separate car crash on
Wednesday (June 25th).
unusual turn of events began at 3.30pm when a wide lorry struck
the lamp post in Berrow Road, sending it crashing across the road.
power line attached to it was yanked from the homes on the opposite
side of the road, pulling down several fascia boards and concrete
panelling - and leaving them without power," a nearby resident
if that wasn't dramatic enough, an elderly motorist travelling
from Berrow to Burnham who hadn't seen the incident crashed into
the lamp post, leaving him understandably shaken up."
closed the road for several hours and diverted traffic around
the scene while crews from Western Power Distribution made the
area safe and reconnected the power.
elderly driver of the car was left shaken but uninjured by the
accident. The lorry did not stop at the scene.
Workmen from Western Power Distribution making the scene safe
after Wednesday afternoon's incident in Berrow Road