Police issue witness appeal after 'fail-to-stop crash'
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fail-to-stop
crash in the town on Tuesday (January 16th).
fire and ambulance crews were called to Adam Street just after 3.30pm
where a vehicle was left damaged and the elderly driver inside was
spokesman Craig Evry told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A vehicle failed
to stop for police in Burnham-On-Sea at just after 3.30pm."
National Police Aircraft Service was involved in the operation to
locate this vehicle."
short time later, this vehicle was in collision with a second car,
a Kia, in Adam Street," pictured here.
elderly man driving the Kia was treated at the scene by medics.
His injuries are not believed to be serious."
are continuing to trace the vehicle which failed to stop."
witnesses on social media said they'd seen the police helicopter
hovering over Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea following the incident.
saw a vehicle being driven at high speed along Burnham High Street
the wrong way before the collision.
service spokesman added: "Crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater
were mobilised to a report passed to fire control of a Road Traffic
Collision with persons trapped inside the vehicle," confirmed
a fire service spokesman.
arrival, crews found a two-vehicle collision, with one vehicle failing
to stop at the scene. Crews assisted the ambulance and Police in
stabilising the vehicle and attending to the casualty at the scene."
Weale, a spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation
Trust, added: "SWASFT were called at 3.42pm to a road traffic
collision on Adam Street - a male patient was treated at the scene
with information that could help the Police investigation should