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Retired Resident Injured in Morrison’s Car Park

Saturday 27 December 2014, 17:36
By John Smith

Morrisons Wincanton front entrance

On 10th December at around 12.20pm, local resident Frank Coffin was hit by a car in Morrison’s car park. Credit should be given to Morrison’s staff who were able to call in the emergency services within two minutes of the accident happening.

The incident was attended by Fire Services from Yeovil, Castle Cary and Wincanton. Hydraulic equipment was used to free Frank from beneath the car, and he was then taken by Air Ambulance to the Royal United Hospital in Bath for treatment to his injuries.

The helicopter had to land in Cale Park, and the medics had to race to Morrison’s car park from there. A friend of the family said she believes that Frank has since been moved to a Bristol hospital for on-going care.

Around 20 police officers attended the scene and the following statement was issued by Somerset and Avon Police:

We’re appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Wincanton last Wednesday (10th December).

An 80 year old man was in collision with a car outside the Morrison’s supermarket on Southgate Road.

The man was airlifted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath with potentially life changing injuries.

We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


Posts: 1
Police Response
Reply #1 on : Tue December 30, 2014, 17:56:25
Did it really need 20 policemen. Forces around the country are meant to be overstretched! Still I suppose it's easier than catching criminals.

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