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Man dies after being trapped under overturned vintage tractor

A similar vintage Ferguson TE20 tractor. Credit: Späth Chr.

A 64-year-old man has died in hospital after a vintage tractor overturned in a field and trapped him underneath.

Emergency services were called to the accident involving the 1950s Ferguson T20 tractor around 2.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

It had been towing another tractor, before the driver from Umberleigh in Devon was fatally injured.

Police are currently investigating the case and are urging witnesses to get in touch by emailing or dialling 999, quoting log number 560 of 28/08/17.

Road closed after accident

In Taunton the A358 Greenway Road is closed in both directions for accident investigation work.

It's after an accidnent at around 9:45 pm last night.

The road is closed around the A3027 Stapleford Road - police say it's likely to remain closed for some time.

Motorcyclist dies in Somerset crash

A man has died in a crash between a car and a motorcycle near Bridgwater.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened at around 6.15am on Sunday morning along Homberg Way in Wembdon near Bridgwater.

The motorcyclist received serious head injuries and, despite treatment at the scene, died shortly afterwards.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.


11 year old girl hit by train in Camborne

Girl hit by a train at Camborne Station Credit: ITV News

An eleven year old girl was hit by a train yesterday evening after falling onto the tracks at Camborne railway station.

She was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with minor injuries.

The British Transport Police are investigating but officers are currently treating this incident as an accident.

Pleas to change accident blackspot 'will not fall on deaf ears'

The Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 is a notorious accident black spot Credit: ITV News West Country

A government minister says pleas to improve an accident blackspot in Gloucestershire "will not fall on deaf ears."

Eight people have been killed at the Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 in the past year, the most recent just a fortnight ago.

Roads Minister, John Hayes today hinted in the Commons that a £250 million plan to improve the junction was being considered.

Toddler dies in road accident

A toddler's been killed after being hit by a van in Tintagel.

The accident happened at lunchtime on Moleworth Street.

She was taken to Derriford Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

The main road in Tintagel is closed while police collision investigators carry out enquiries.

Motorists are being advised there will be disruption for a considerable time.

Travel: A303 - Devon - Upottery - serious accident

There are delays of up to 20 minutes on the A303 in in both directions between A30 (Upottery) and A358 / B3168 Station Road (Southfields Roundabout, Ilminster).

The road is closed due to a serious accident. Two vehicles were involved.

Air ambulance attended the scene. One person was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Police say the person is seriously injured.

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