Man taken to hospital after lorry overturns near Yeovil
A man was taken to hospital after a lorry overturned on the A303 yesterday.
The lorry - which was carrying LPG gas bottles and foam - was travelling eastbound when it overturned at Camel Cross, close to the turning to Yeovilton air base, at around 1.50pm.
Martin Dunscombe, of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, said the two people inside the vehicle managed to climb out but were left shaken.
One ambulance and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.
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A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said one man was taken to Yeovil District Hospital and one man was treated with minor injuries.
Two fire engines and the rescue tender from Yeovil were mobilised along with one fire engine from Martock.
A Devon and Somerset Fire Service spokesman said crews found the lorry had been carrying a large amount of firefighting foam.
They dealt with the foam that was leaking on the roadway while paramedics treated the two injured people.
The spokesman added: “Fire crews made efforts to contain the foam to stop it from entering watercourses and requested the attendance of the incident support unit from Yeovil.
"Access was gained to the back of the lorry using hydraulic cutting equipment.”
Crews were assisted by staff at RNAS Yeovilton who brought a large empty drum so the foam could be transferred into it from the damaged container on the lorry.
Fire crews used a peristaltic pump to decant the remaining foam into the spare drum.
A representative from the Environment Agency also attended to give advice.
Mr Dunscombe said the road was partially open at around 6pm and fully clear at around 6.35pm.
The vehicle was recovered.