Women taken to hospital after serious A303 crash

Two women have been taken to hospital after a serious crash on the A303 in Somerset. The collision involved two vehicles on the westbound carriageway at Southfields on Sunday, closing the road for several hours.

Emergency services were called to the crash, which involved a Land Rover with trailer and a Renault Clio, at around 7pm. One person was rescued from their vehicle by the fire service and two women were taken to hospital with injuries not described as either life-threatening or life-changing.

The road was closed in both directions while Avon and Somerset Police, paramedics and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene. A police spokesperson said the road was reopened by around midnight.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said: “Fire engines and a heavy rescue unit, were all sent to a report of a road traffic collision involving one car and one small truck on the A303 near Ilminster.

“One person was still trapped in one of the vehicles, so crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the casualty and hand them over to the Ambulance crews.”

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed the collision, or has relevant dashcam footage. A spokesperson said: “We were called to attend a two-vehicle collision on the A303 at Southfields at just before 7pm on Sunday (June 16).“The collision involved a Land Rover and trailer, and a Renault Clio.

“Two women were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing at this time.

“Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to work at the scene. The road was fully re-opened at around midnight.

“If anyone saw this collision and hasn’t yet spoken with the police, or has any relevant dashcam footage, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224155668.”

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust added: “We were called at 18:53hrs on Sunday 16 June to a road traffic collision near Ilminster. We sent two double-crewed land ambulances, an air ambulance, two operations officers and a critical care car to the scene and we conveyed one patient by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital and one patient by land ambulance to Musgrove Park Hospital.”

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