Car plunges into river after crash

PUBLISHED: 18:38 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 18:46 18 December 2018

The car had to be pulled from the river by fire crews. Picture: Avon and Somerset police/Avon Fire and Rescue Service

The car had to be pulled from the river by fire crews. Picture: Avon and Somerset police/Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Avon and Somerset police/Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Police and fire crews are working to pull a car out of a river in Tickenham this afternoon (Tuesday).

Firefighters from Nailsea and Avonmouth were called to a road traffic collision between two cars today on Clevedon Road.

One car left the road and entered the river.

Avon and Somerset police said: “We are working well together with police, fire and ambulance crews at an RTC in Tickenham.

“Thankfully no-one was badly hurt.”

Ambulance crews arrived at the scene at 2.45pm and treated one man before taking him home.

This is the second accident in as many days where a car has left the road, yesterday (Monday) a car had to be removed from a grass verge off the A370 near Weston-super-Mare.

An elderly couple were taken to hospital and the road was closed.


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