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Serious crash involving motorcyclist and car in Somerset

The accident happened at Brookside Road near the turning for Combwich. Credit: Google Earth

There's been a serious crash near Bridgwater involving a motorcyclist and a car.

Police have closed an unclassified road near Combwich in Somerset and have brought in a one-way diversion following the collision.

It happened at about 5.25pm today, Wednesday 25 April. The air ambulance was called to the scene.

The road is expected to be closed for the foreseeable future while investigations continue.

Police say there is serious traffic congestion and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible – especially HGV and coach drivers, as the diversion route is not suitable.

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Yachting boss not guilty of manslaughter of Cheeki Rafiki sailors

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Yachting boss Douglas Innes has been found not guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the manslaughter by gross negligence of four sailors who died when the Cheeki Rafiki sank in the mid-Atlantic in May 2014.

Paul Goslin from Somerset, James Male from Romsey, Steve Warren from Somerset and Andrew Bridge from Farnham died in the North Atlantic Credit: Royal Yachting Association/PA

Steve Warren from Bridgwater and Paul Goslin from West Camel near Yeovil were among those on board the yacht when it went missing in rough seas after leaving Antigua.

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