Serious accident near Shepton Mallet

A man has suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision on the A371 on Saturday 4 January.

The accident happened on Prestleigh Hill, at the entrance to the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, at about 6.15am.

The collision involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa travelling towards Evercreech and a white Ford Transit pulling out of the showground.

The 19-year-old man driving the Corsa suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Avon & Somerset Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle in the moments beforehand. Police also want you to get in touch if you have any dashcam footage which could help the investigation.

If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5220002412.

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