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Driver avoids serious injury after crashing into stone pillar outside Langport hotel

THE driver of this car is understood to have avoided serious injury after crashing into a stone porch at a Langport hotel.

The crash occurred at the Langport Arms Hotel, in Cheapside, at around 8.20pm on Saturday (June 1).

Emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance crews, were sent to the scene to make the building safe and investigate the cause of the crash.

The road was closed for several hours with police redirecting traffic.

A Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Somerton and Taunton were called to the Langport Arms Hotel, in Langport, at 8.22pm after a single vehicle struck the property and brought down a stone support for the front porch.”

They said crews worked “with acro props to support the porch roof”.

“An internal inspection of the property has revealed there are no deformities to the external wall,” they added.

Signs at the site reminded punters th bar was still open – but they needed to use a side door.

As of 7am on Thursday, June 6, the car remained stranded beneath rock which came down on its roof, with traffic lights in place to manage passing traffic.

Somerset Council, which is understood to be responsible for removing the vehicle, has been contacted for comment.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous Reply

    It still doesn’t say how it happened! Was it driver driving too fast , on their phone car fault? What caused the accident that has caused so much disruption. Like the one at Portway house obviously driver going too fast.

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