This morning’s (April 18) three-vehicle collision near Bristol Airport resulted in one fatality. At approximately 7:35 a.m., emergency services were dispatched to the A38 Bridgwater Road in Barrow Gurney.
The Avon and Somerset Police have verified that the vehicles involved in the collision caught fire. Paramedics are treating a second individual for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening or life-altering. The road remains closed, with a diversion via the A370 in effect. Amidst lengthy delays, motorists have been exhorted to avoid the area. Avon and Somerset Police have been asked to comment and said the following:
“Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal collision on the A38 Bridgwater Road at Barrow Gurney. The road is closed between the Airport Tavern and Dial Lane.
“Police were called at 7.35 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 18, to a report of a collision in which three cars caught fire. Fire and ambulance crews also attended. It’s believed that, sadly, one person has lost their life. The deceased has not yet been identified. A second person is being treated by ambulance for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
“If you have any information or dashcam footage which could help the investigation please call 101 and give the reference 5223089046.”
Avon Fire and Rescue Service stated: “We were called at 07:37 am to reports of a road traffic collision on Bridgwater Road, Barrow Gurney. Crews from Bedminster and Temple are currently in attendance alongside police and ambulance colleagues. The latest log from traffic monitoring site Inrix says: “A38 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to accident from B3130 Barrow Lane (Barrow Gurney) to Currells Lane (Potters Hill). Affecting traffic heading to and from Bristol Airport.”