escape as lorry ploughs through central reservation on M5
was the scene on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea this morning
(Monday May 17th) when a lorry crashed through the central reservation
and ended up facing the wrong way on the opposite carriageway.
the lorry driver narrowly missed several oncoming vehicles at
a busy time of day and managed to avert a major accident.
services rushed to the southbound carriageway near Burnhams
junction 22 at 9.40am when the lorry flattened the central reservation
barrier, as pictured.
lorry careered off the northbound carriageway into the oncoming
southbound traffic - but fortunately no vehicles were struck.
spokesman Dave Rogers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The man driving
the lorry was treated at the scene by ambulance crews and was
taken to Musgrove Hospital in Taunton."
said the outside lane of the carriageway was closed throughout
the morning while debris was cleared from the motorway, the lorry
was removed and an investigation began.
spokeswoman Cath Foster added: "Its unclear what caused
the lorry to go through the central reservation our investigation
passenger in a passing vehicle captured the scenes on camera and
sent these photos to Burnham-On-Sea.com.