Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

October 15, 2005
Dramatic police accident leaves Marine Drive closed for an hour

The police car on Marine Drive on October 15th

A Burnham-On-Sea police officer was rushed to hospital on Saturday, October 15th, after a dramatic accident in the town.

Marine Drive was closed for almost an hour after the patrol car crashed and flipped over near to the town's Roman Catholic Church.

Marine Drive was closed for an hour Police at the scene were not immediately commenting on the details of the accident, saying only that their investigation had just begun.

However, an eyewitness at the scene said he believed the patrol car "had been following a person riding a bike with a crate of stolen drink on the handlebars."

The police officer involved is understood to have suffered only minor injuries and shock.

The accident caused traffic chaos in the back streets of Burnham as motorists sought alternative routes around the area.


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