Two remain in hospital as car crash victim named locally

Clevedon Road closed by police.

Clevedon Road closed by police. - Credit: Archant

The man who died after a collision with a car in Nailsea yesterday (Sunday) has been named locally.

Clevedon Road closed by police.

Clevedon Road closed by police. - Credit: Archant

Tributes have been paid online to former Backwell School pupil Alex Gould following the accident in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 18-year-old died shortly after arriving at Southmead Hospital following the crash in Clevedon Road, near the fire station, at about 5am.

Three other people were injured after the Volvo car collided with them.

One man, believed to be 20 years old, was taken to Southmead Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Avon and Somerset Constabulary this morning told the Times that his condition remains the same.

A woman, who is in her 20s, was also taken to hospital and remained there overnight, however her condition is not believed to be as serious.

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A fourth man who was injured was allowed to go home after the accident.

Police last night released a 22-year-old man from North Somerset on bail after hours of questioning.

He had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, death by dangerous driving and possession of a class A drug.

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Police enquiries are continuing but Clevedon Road was reopened yesterday.

The force still wants to hear from witnesses and anyone who can help their investigation is urged to call 101 and quote reference number CI/29/16/1053.

UPDATE: The family has issued a statement about the devastating loss of their ‘perfect son’. For full story, click here.

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