Crash update from Somerset Live

Thu Nov 23

Five cyclists have been hit by an elderly driver in a car, Somerset Live understands. The incident, which took place at around 1pm, resulted in a police chase and arrest, a source has said.

The five cyclists were hit near a crossroads with the A359, just north of Mudford near Yeovil. The source, who wished to remain anonymous, told Somerset Live : "Five cyclists hit by elderly driver in car who then drove off. Lots of broken bones, bodies everywhere, but nobody dead thankfully."

A police van chased the elderly driver and got his number and police have arrested him. The source also said that the three of the cyclists had been taken to Yeovil Hospital, while two were treated at the scene.

David Notley