company pays tribute to worker who died in A38 crash
at a Highbridge firm have paid tribute to a colleague who was
killed in a horrific crash on the A38 in the early hours of Sunday
Rogers, right, known to friends and family as 'Lew', was pronounced
dead at the scene of the crash at the A38 Dunball roundabout.
of his family have expressed their grief at his death, and thanked
witnesses who tried in vain to save Mr Rogers before paramedics
Rogers only recently started work at BFP Wholesale, a national
bakery ingredient wholesaler, on Highbridge's Isleport Business
Operations Director Ed Rowlands said this week: "All our
thoughts and support are with his family at this time. It's very
difficult, especially at this time of the year."
had not been with us for very long, but was a genuinely valued
member of the team working to improve the Highbridge depot, who
had made quite an impression with us in the short time he had
was very much part of the team and we're all feeling his loss
and we really feel for his family," he added.
Rogers was a rear-seat passenger in a BMW which crashed through
the Dunball roundabout at around 1.10am on Sunday morning.
car skidded across the roundabout and hit a tree in the centre,
which has become a spot for floral tributes this week.
other passenger in the back seat suffered life-changing injuries.
said the two men in the front of the BMW initially tried to escape
from the scene. Both were arrested after failing breath tests.
They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
BMW was removed by police in the hours after the crash for forensic
police spokesman said they wanted to hear from anyone who saw
the crash, or the car being driven towards Bridgwater early on
Sunday morning at around 1am.
are keen to trace anyone who was in the area at the time who may
have seen the incident or helped at the scene following the collision,"
able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit
on the force number 101, quoting ref CI/277/15-3528."
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