A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being pinned between two vehicles on Bradley Stoke Way at around 6:45pm last night (Tuesday 15th January).
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Frenchay Hospital with what were described as “life changing injuries” following the incident on the Savages Wood Roundabout, near Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.
Some reports from the scene suggest he may have been changing a tyre when he was struck by another vehicle. A third vehicle is then believed to have collided with the first two.
One BSJ Facebook contributor, Bel Miles, wrote:
“Saw it all from my window, guy got trapped between two cars while getting stuff out his boot then a third car crashed into them sandwiching the guy between the two stationary cars! Looked painful poor guy!”
The car immediately behind the Peugeot was a grey Audi, while a grey Mitsubishi L200 with damage to its front nearside corner stood alongside the other two vehicles, closer to the centre of the roundabout.
At least ten emergency service vehicles attended the incident, including six regular police cars or vans, two unmarked police cars, an ‘air [ambulance] support’ car and an ambulance.
Bradley Stoke Way was closed southbound for more than four hours following the incident. Traffic was diverted at the Aldi Roundabout in the north and the Webbs Wood Roundabout in the south. A police road block was also set up for a while near the Three Brooks Pub, which prevented traffic leaving the Willow Brook Centre from turning left into Savages Wood Road.
Vehicles were also prevented from entering Fiddlers Wood Lane to access the Leisure Centre and Bradley Stoke Community School, although traffic already at those venues was being let out onto the roundabout.
The injured man was taken away in an ambulance at around 7:45pm, after which police collision investigators moved in to record the scene.
Recovery vehicles were then allowed in to remove the three cars.
The road was still closed at 10:10pm, by which time one of the vehicles had been hoisted onto a recovery vehicle.
Police say the road was finally re-opened at 10:25pm.
Officers investigating the incident would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collisions. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
Photo 1: The accident scene at 7:40pm. The injured man has just been transferred to the ambulance (out of shot to left).
Photo: 2: The ambulance prepares to depart. The boot of the Peugeot is raised and a wheel lies on the grass verge.
Photo 3: The damaged Mitsubishi is recovered at 10:10pm.
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