ANOTHER week, another car upside down following a crash on the A39 bends at Bilbrook.

Fortunately no-one was seriously injured in the crash, which happened around 7.45pm on Monday evening following heavy rain during the day.

The car, a red Renault Clio, landed in almost exactly the same spot as the Blue Volvo featured on the front page of the Gazette a fortnight ago.

Last week another car crashed on the bends between Withycombe Straight and Bilbrook, this one into a ditch on the other side of the road roughly 200 yards up the road.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We were called out to reports of a car which had left the road on the A39 near Bilbrook at 7.42pm on Monday evening.

"The car, a red Renault Clio, had gone through a hedge and landed upside down. The female driver was uninjured."

Following the crash involving the Volvo on Saturday, September 3, the Gazette spoke to Chris Ansell, who has owned the Bournestream Farm and Bed and Breakfast directly opposite the accident blackspot for more than 20 years.

"If it is dangerous driving then there are an awful lot of dangerous drivers about, which has led me to conclude it has to be the road" Mr Ansell said.

Mr Ansell explained the road he felt the road had an adverse camber and the crashes occurred most frequently to cars coming out of Bilbrook toward Minehead during heavy rain after a prolonged dry spell.

Somerset County Council said it is investigating the condition of the road surface to establish whether surface treatment would be appropriate.

“We are aware of reports of collisions occurring on the A39 near Bilbrook, and have been investigating the condition of the road surface to establish whether surface treatment would be appropriate, and also whether the bends would benefit from further enhanced warning signs," a spokesman for Somerset County Council.

"Temporary warning signs have been on site since August and we are looking to undertake further surface treatment works during the week beginning October 17.

"We would always recommend that drivers travel at an appropriate speed so that they can respond to any potential hazards such as bends.”

The Gazette's comment boards have had a lively debate over why so many crashes occur on the problem stretch.