Page last updated at 12:35 GMT, Tuesday, 15 April 2008 13:35 UK

Man injured when car leaves road

A man was flown to hospital after his van left a notorious road and crashed on to rocks below.

The accident happened on the Kewstoke Toll Road near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on Monday evening.

The road was closed on Tuesday to allow the vehicle to be recovered. The driver was taken to Frenchay Hospital by the Avon and Somerset Police helicopter.

In 2004, a car left the road and plunged over the cliff, killing two teenagers.

Since then, improved signage, new safety barriers, rumble strips and road marking have all been put up along the road.

A spokeswoman for North Somerset Council said the van had left the road where there were no barriers.

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