Accident on A303 Police appeal for information

Avon & Somerset police are appealing to the public for witnesses to come forward following a serious road traffic collision on the A303 between Southfields (Ilminster) and South Petherton.

The accident happened on the westbound lane of the A303 near Ilminster at around 4.25 yesterday afternoon (Sunday) and involved four vehicles.

A Ford Kuga which was travelling in the eastbound lane was in collision with a Vauxhall Astra travelling in the opposite direction. Two other vehicles were also involved when they tried to avoid the first two vehicles.

This was a serious road traffic accident that resulted in 11 people being taken to hospital. Police have reported that one woman was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital with suspected broken ribs. Another woman was taken to Southmead Hospital with serious leg and chest injuries, where she remains in a stable condition.

The Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help us piece together what happened. They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen the Ford Kuga before the collision or has dash cam footage of the incident.

If you are able to help please contact us, quoting reference 5219069579

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