FIREFIGHTERS removed a man from a car that was on its side following an incident on the A30 Crewkerne Road in Chard. 

The emergency services were called to the scene at around 10.45am yesterday (Tuesday, September 13) following a single-vehicle collision.


Police officers and paramedics were in attendance alongside the fire service.

Crewkerne Road was closed to westbound traffic for around two-and-a-half hours, affecting traffic heading towards the centre of Chard.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.45am today (Tuesday, September 13) following a single-vehicle collision on the A30 at Chard.

“The fire and rescue service and ambulance service were also in attendance.

“The driver was checked over at the scene by the ambulance service.

“The road was cleared by 12.16pm.”

A spokesperson for the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service said: “We were called at 10.47am to Crewkerne Road.

“Two appliances from Chard attended. A car was on its side, and we used a stretcher and tools to remove a man from the car and he was conveyed to hospital in an ambulance.

“We also helped to clear up a fuel spillage.”

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust added: “We were called at 10.46hrs on Tuesday, September 13 to a road traffic incident in Chard.

“We sent a double-crewed land ambulance and two rapid response vehicles.”