Man killed following lorry crash in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 11:25 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 09 June 2017

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A police investigation has begun after a man died in an accident involving a lorry this morning (Friday).

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)

The accident happened at about 10am in Station Road, in Congresbury and the air ambulance was called to the scene.

The road is closed between the Congresbury High Street junction and junction 21 of the M5 at Weston-super-Mare.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “The man received treatment at the scene but sadly died shortly afterwards.

“The A370 remains closed between junction 21 of the M5 and the junction of Bristol Road/Smallway in the centre of Congresbury.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes as this section of the A370 is likely to remain closed for some time while collision investigators carry out a detailed examination of the scene.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding.

“If anyone has any information to help collision investigators, please call 101, quoting log 0284 of today.”

First Bus is advising passengers to expect services to be affected as a result.

The A370’s closure means more vehicles are using the M5 and therefore motorists are advised to expect some delays on the motorway too.

UPDATE, 2.20pm: A370 expected to remain closed for three to four hours, as schools as parents to pick children up early.

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