October 31, 2010
M5 re-opens after serious accident near Burnham-On-Sea
closed the southbound carriageway of the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea
early today (Sunday, October 31st) after a serious accident.
Police and other emergency services were called to the M5 at
3am after the single vehicle accident occurred between junctions
22 at Burnham and 21 at Weston during the early hours of this
The only car involved in the incident left the carriageway, ending
up on its side with the driver trapped inside next to the cliff-face.
The man inside, aged in his 30s, was freed using hydraulic cutting
equipment, and he was taken to hospital with neck, back and abdominal
spokesman Wayne Baker confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "One
vehicle left the carriageway, leaving a person with serious injuries."
Investigations are underway into what happened and anyone with
information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The southbound
carriageway partially re-opened at 8.30am.
These photos, taken on a mobile phone by a passenger in a
passing vehicle, show emergency services at the scene