air-lifted to hospital after car leaves M5 near Burnham
motorist had to be air-lifted to hospital on Thursday evening
(July 8th) after his car careered off the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea.
were the scenes on the M5 motorway just north of Sedgemoor Services
at 6pm when five fire crews were called to deal with the incident.
fire engines from Bridgwater, two from Weston, and a further rescue
tender from Weston were sent to the scene after the car ended
up in a roadside ditch.
fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "One car left the
carriageway and went down into a water-filled ditch."
male casualty was released by the fire service using cutting gear,
and conveyed to hospital via air ambulance."
air ambulance is understood to have taken the man to Frenchay
hospital for further treatment.
accident led to long queues of traffic going southbound between
Weston's junction 21 and Burnham's junction 22.