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Driver rescued after A371 cement mixer crash near Castle Cary

By Western Gazette - South Somerset  |  Posted: September 20, 2012

Rescue workers at the cement mixer crash scene on the A371 between Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary in which heavy lifting gear was used to free the driver

Rescue workers at the cement mixer crash scene on the A371 between Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary in which heavy lifting gear was used to free the driver

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Police are appealing for information after a cement mixer crashed last Thursday near Castle Cary.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on the A371 near the junction of Wyke Lane.

Fire crews from Castle Cary, Wincanton, Yeovil, Exeter and Glastonbury were sent to the scene, along with two air ambulances.

Hydraulic cutting equipment and heavy lifting gear were used to free the driver from the wreckage, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service reported. He was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, but his injuries were not serious.

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Police believe only the Mercedes cement mixer was involved.

The road was closed for several hours.

Anyone with any information about the incident can call the collision investigation unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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