Diesel clean-up operations in Malmesbury and Westbury after morning of crashes


WILTSHIRE’S emergency services have had a busy morning dealing with diesel spillages after a pair of crashes on local roads.

The first happened in Malmesbury this morning, when two vehicles collided, causing a Land Rover to flip onto its side and flood the carriageway with fuel.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.55am this morning to a report of a road traffic collision on the B4040 Sherston Road east of Pinkney. Two vehicles were involved – a green Land Rover and a blue Citroen C4.

“The Land Rover flipped on to its side as a result of the collision. The Citroen was not damaged.

“The road was blocked as a result. The council were also called to the scene to deal with a diesel spillage on the carriageway.

“The scene was cleared and road unblocked by 9.20am.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 101.”

Having cleared the scene, the emergency services were called to another collision resulting in a diesel spill on the A3098 between Frome and Westbury.

Police received a call at 10.36am to a report of a collision on the A3098, which involved a car and a van.

The road remains blocked after the crash, which led to the diesel spill and debris across the carriageway. Drivers are advised to seek an alternative route.

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