Four Injured In Refuse Collection Vehicle Collision

Four have been injured following a serious collision involving a refuse collection vehicle on the A361 near Nunney on Monday (1 April).

Four male casualties were reported from the scene. The driver and one passenger from the refuse collection vehicle have injuries not believed life-changing. The other passenger has life-changing injuries, according to an update from Avon and Somerset Police.

Police were called at 3.50pm on Monday 1 April to a report of a collision on the A361.

Two lorries were involved in the collision which blocked the road. Fire and ambulance also attended. 

“The driver of the tipper truck has injuries not believed to be life-threatening,” Avon and Somerset Police said.

Somerset Waste Partnership – “Our sympathy and best wishes for a speedy recovery go to all those injured, and to their families.”

“The road was closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident, while specialist collision investigators examined the scene and until the vehicles could be recovered. The road was reopened just after 10.15pm.”

The refuse workers injured are Kier employees working under the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP).

SWP said in a statement: “We were shocked and saddened to learn of a serious accident involving a recycling truck and another vehicle yesterday on the A361 near Nunney.

“Three crew members were injured and taken to hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured.

“Our sympathy and best wishes for a speedy recovery go to all those injured, and to their families.

“We would also like to thank the emergency services and medical staff for their swift response.”

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