17th September 2021

Male passenger dies and female driver in critical condition following fatal collision in Chard

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Chard yesterday (Sunday).

The collision happened at about 16:50 on the A358 at Hornsbury Hill.

A Suzuki car was travelling along the A58 towards the A303 when it was in collision with a Mercedes lorry and trailer.

The male front seat passenger in the car suffered serious injuries and died at the scene shortly afterwards.

The female driver of the car was taken to Southmead Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

A detailed examination of the scene was carried out by collision investigators and the road was re-opened shortly after 21:00.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the investigation who may have information to help our enquiries.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact collision investigators on 101, quoting CI-94-16-1053.”