Emergency services were called to Burnham-On-Sea’s seafront on Thursday evening (April 30th) after an accident.

A fire appliance from Burnham was sent to the North Esplanade at 8pm to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle.

“Upon arrival, crews confirmed that the motorcycle had left the highway and hit a stationary van,” said a spokesman.

“The rider had fled the scene so crews set about a local search and the casualty was found at Burnham swimming pool with facial injuries.”

“Crews made the vehicle safe while ambulance dealt with the casualty.”

Pictured: Police on Burnham-On-Sea’s seafront investigating (archive)