Police shut main road through Norton Fitzwarren after serious collision

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  • Police have shut the B3227 main road through Norton Fitzwarren
  • Two people hurt, one seriously, after car hits wall
  • Traffic being diverted
  • Updates to follow

3:06pm

3:04pm

PARAMEDICS and firefighters are also at the scene. 

Two fire crews from Taunton and Wellington were called. 

A fire service spokesman said the casualties were an elderly man and an elderly woman. 

The man is believed to have been more seriously hurt. Both have been taken to hospital. 

3:00pm

CROSS Keys bartender Bill Scuffil said he had seen numerous emergency services piling into the village.

"We've seen about 4 or 5 fire crews and ambulances, which came back out with their sirens going as well.

"They closed the road then they opened it for a while, then closed it again."

2:53pm

POLICE say the road has been closed after a car hit a wall. 

The collision happened at the bottom of Rectory Road at around 1.20pm.

A police spokesman said: "Two people were in the vehicle. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and has an arm injury. 

"The passenger had to be cut out of the vehicle by the fire service. 

"He has serious injuries and has been taken to Musgrove Park Hospital.

"The road has been closed at the Cross Keys roundabout while we deal with the incident, and we are advising motorists to avoid the area."

2:51pm

NORTON Fitzwarren resident Paula Ballands said: "We've no idea why.

"We tried to come in to Norton from one end but just got diverted to go back around. I think it's literally just happened.

"Is the main road where the Co-op and everything is.

"They've just put up 'road closed' by the Cross Keys pub, and where the bridge is too."

2:48pm

POLICE are reported to have shut the main road through Norton Fitzwarren.

Traffic is being diverted.

Updates to follow.

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5:49pm Fri 20 Jun 14

jcomer says...

Still closed!
Still closed! jcomer
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