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Incident near Bridgwater - 17/01/23

Ceri Smart, Strategic Commander at the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 06.01hrs on Tuesday 17 January to a road-related incident involving a double-decker bus on the A39 Quantock Road, near Bridgwater.

“We declared a major incident, instigated our Incident Response Plans and mobilised 23 double-crewed land ambulances, two critical care teams, and two hazardous area response teams to the scene. A number of managers, officers, support staff and colleagues from our emergency operations centres supported our response. We conveyed 54 casualties to three healthcare facilities: Musgrove Park and Southmead Hospitals and Bridgwater Minor Injury Unit.

“All patients have now been conveyed from the scene and the major incident has been stood down.

“I would like to thank our people and partner agencies for their swift response to this incident and for delivering the best possible care to the casualties involved.

“Please continue to take care while travelling today, the conditions are still hazardous due to the freezing overnight temperatures and residual water on the road from the past week's wet weather.”

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The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

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