A cyclist was air-lifted to hospital with serious head injuries after an accident on Burnham-On-Sea’s Esso roundabout on Wednesday evening (November 7th).
The roundabout and Burnham’s Manor Road were partially closed while Police attended what they described was a “serious” incident just after 6pm.
A vehicle and cyclist collided in the middle of the busy roundabout – and Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene.
Police spokesman Wayne Baker said: “We were called to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a car last night at about 6pm in Oxford Street.”
“The cyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains. The driver of the car – a woman – was unhurt in the incident.”
“We’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have information to help our enquiries to contact our collision investigation unit on 101, quoting reference 5218248532.”
A Devon and Somerset air ambulance also landed at King Alfred School in Highbridge, as pictured below. The casualty was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Police also shut the roundabout temporarily to carry out a reconstruction of the accident during the evening, as pictured below.
A Police officer was seen riding a bicycle along Manor Road towards the Esso roundabout, before heading in the direction of Oxford Street across the centre of roundabout.
The Police officer did not move beyond the centre of the roundabout, which is where the accident occurred.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Police to help officers with the investigation.
Burnham-On-Sea Police have asked for anyone who saw the incident to contact them on 101.