Avon and Somerset Constabulary tell drivers to find alternative route after A370 crash near Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 10:55 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 09 June 2017

The A370 was closed while the air ambulance attended the incident in Congresbury. Picture Tony Beeston (Twitter)

The A370 was closed while the air ambulance attended the incident in Congresbury. Picture Tony Beeston (Twitter)

Tony Beeston

A stretch of the A370 in North Somerset is closed this morning (Friday) following a collision involving a pedestrian and lorry.

The accident occurred at about 10am in Station Road, Congresbury and the police have shut the A370 between junction 21 of M5 and the village centre.

Emergency services are on the scene, including the air ambulance.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “We have closed the A370 between junction 21 of the M5 and the junction of Bristol Road/Smallway in the centre of Congresbury.

“This follows a serious road traffic collision between a lorry and a pedestrian at about 10am in Station Road.

“An air ambulance is at the scene.

“The closures are likely to remain in place for some time.”

Bristol Airport is advising passengers to leave extra time to get to the terminal as a result.

UPDATE: A man has died as a result of the crash.


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