Emergency services attend four-vehicle crash in Ilminster Avenue

Police are continuing to investigate a four-car crash in Knowle West on Tuesday evening (8 October) in which a child was involved and several people taken to hospital.

The incident happened in Ilminster Avenue just after 9,30pm with fire crews, ambulance and police all attending the scene.

Firefighters had to cut a woman free from the driver’s seat of a Vauxhall Corsa and she was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. 

A primary school aged child was also rescued from the vehicle but taken home after being assessed by paramedics.

A man and a woman from a BMW X3 were taken to hospital with injuries also not thought to be “life threatening or life-changing”. 

A man from a BMW 320 also went to hospital for assessment and is not believed to have life-threatening injuries. The fourth car, a Nissan Micra, was parked in the street.

Police still appealing for witnesses

Police say the road was reopened just before 2am on Wednesday 9 October.They are still looking for anyone who might have witnessed the incident to help them with their enquiries

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “…Two men were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and then de-arrested to enable medical assessment. Both men are now released under investigation. 

“Officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries and the investigation continues. They’re especially keen to hear from anyone with CCTV, dash cam or mobile phone footage of the moments leading up to the collision. 

“Officers thank everyone who has contacted them so far. If you can help get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or call 101 quoting reference 5219233318. “