A38 closed in both directions after crash – as firefighters work to free person trapped in car

PUBLISHED: 11:24 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:35 14 August 2017

Police, firefighters, and paramedics are on the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A38.

Police, firefighters, and paramedics are on the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A38.


People are being warned to leave extra time to get to Bristol Airport today (Monday) as the A38 is closed in both directions while firefighters work to cut someone out of their car.

Police were called to a two-vehicle crash on the A38 Bridgwater Road in Barrow Gurney at 10.15am.

One car has hit the island in the middle of the road.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Bedminster and Bath to the scene, and firefighters are working to free a person from one of the vehicles.

A spokesman from Avon and Somerset police said: “The ambulance service is also on scene, but the extent of injuries is unknown.”

The A38 Bridgwater Road is closed in both directions, and traffic is backing up all the way to Bristol Airport.

The police spokesman said it is not known when the road is likely to be open, and Bristol Airport is warning people to leave extra time for their journeys.

UPDATE: 11.47am: Air ambulance called to scene

The Times understands the air ambulance has been called to the scene of the crash on the A38, but the extent of injuries sustained as a result of the collision is unknown.

The road remains closed and First is diverting its A1 service – which goes from Bristol Bus station to Bristol Airport, via Bristol Temple Meads – along the A370, through Flax Bourton and Backwell.

UPDATE: 1pm: A38 re-opened

The A38 is now open at Barrow Gurney.

Three people were injured in the incident, and one person was rushed to Southmead Hospital. The other two people were treated at the scene.

There has also been an accident on the M5 today, which is causing long delays.

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