Car crash on A38 calls into question safety of busy junction

PUBLISHED: 14:05 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:05 24 October 2017

A crash took place today (Tuesday) on the A38 between Cross and Axbridge. Picture: Richard Parker

A crash took place today (Tuesday) on the A38 between Cross and Axbridge. Picture: Richard Parker

Richard Parker

Two cars have been involved in a crash at a busy junction on the A38 today (Tuesday).

The two vehicles collided at Cross Junction, between the village and Axbridge, this morning.

Fire engines from Cheddar, Burnham and Winscombe were called to the scene at 8.03am after receiving reports of people possibly being trapped in the cars, but everyone had been freed by the time they arrived.

One passenger was taken to hospital and both cars were badly damaged in the accident.

Richard Parker, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, said the ‘dangerous’ junction was like a ‘black spot’.

He added: “Two families were lucky to have not been seriously injured. The manoeuvre from Cross Lane into the Old Coach Road is generally difficult because of the volume of traffic in all directions.”

Mr Parker – who is also involved in the Coffin Lane campaign to bring safe pedestrian routes to the busy road – expressed his ongoing concerns about the dangerous junction, which was no stranger to accidents.

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