Bristol

Cumberland Basin accident: Road re-opens after three-vehicle collision

The accident scene
Image caption The A3029 Cumberland Basin system is one of the main traffic arteries in and out of the city towards Weston

One of Bristol's main commuter routes was closed for several hours following an accident.

The collision, between a motorcycle and two other vehicles just after 13:00 GMT, shut a section of Brunel Way, part of the Cumberland Basin system.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said three people have been injured and were treated by air ambulance crews.

The closure caused travel delays and at one time Clifton Suspension Bridge was restricting the number of cars on it.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said when firefighters arrived they found a pick-up truck on its side and a second pick-up vehicle, and a motorbike had collided.

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Image caption The accident happened just after 13:00 GMT

"A man in each pick-up truck was rescued and handed to paramedics for assessment.

"A third man, the motorcyclist, was taken to hospital by ambulance."

During the afternoon travellers from Bristol Airport were being asked to share taxis after operators ran out of cabs.

The A3029 Cumberland Basin system is one of the main traffic arteries in and out of the city towards Weston-super-Mare.

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