Airport passengers face delays after crash closes road and grounds flights

Holidaymakers travelling from a UK airport are facing disruption this morning because of a crash on a nearby A-road which has left one person fighting for their life.

Bristol Airport confirmed flights were grounded because of a smash on the A38 and although they have now resumed, significant disruption is inevitable.

A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a collision on the A38 this morning (Saturday 28 October).

“Emergency services were called to the A38 near Bristol Airport following a two-vehicle collision.

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“One person has sustained possible life-threatening and life changing injuries.

“Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, two of whom remain in hospital, and one in police custody.

“The road has now been reopened and we thank the public for their patience and understanding while we carried out enquiries.”

The incident was first reported shortly after 1am this morning.

Bristol Airport is warning anyone scheduled to travel this morning to check before they head out, posting on X, formerly Twitter: “Following the earlier road traffic collision, the A38 is now open in both directions.

“Some delays are still expected throughout the rest of the day and customers are advised to check with their airlines for the latest information.”

Anyone in the area at the time of the collision, or who has any relevant footage, is being asked to call 101 and quote reference 5223263357.

Pictures taken in the airport’s departure lounge showed large crowds building up in the early hours.

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Drivers heading to the airport from the south have been directed to the Silver Zone car park as they are not currently able to access the main terminal, reported Bristol Live.

One traveller said: “It’s chaos as access to the Silver Zone car park is closed.

“Motorists head to main car parks and people are being allowed to park in the multi-storey.

“Lots of people running to get to the airport, but the terminal itself seems to be running ok.”

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