Three people were rescued by Burnham-On-Sea firefighters on Tuesday afternoon (October 1st) after a serious crash on the A370 between Burnham and Weston.

Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to the A370 Bridgwater Road near Lympsham at 3.24pm.

A man and two women were cut free from three vehicles and taken to hospital for treatment.

A fire spokesman said: “The fire service were called to assist other agencies with a road traffic collision where three people were believed to be trapped.”

“Two crews from Burnham and two crews from Weston attended. On arrival, the crews confirmed that there was a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.”

“One 23-year old male was trapped in one vehicle, a pregnant lady was trapped in one vehicle and another female was trapped in a third vehicle.”

“Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment and back boards to extricate the casualties who were handed over to ambulance personnel and conveyed to hospital.”

Crews also thanked the staff of the Hobbs Boat Inn for managing the traffic before their arrival, and then providing refreshments.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service confirmed: “We were called at around 3.20pm to a three-vehicle collision. Our crews treated three patients at the scene and transported them to hospital for further care.”

Pictured: The scenes on the A370 Bridgwater Road on Tuesday (Photos: Burnham Fire Station)


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