at Burnham-On-Sea after three car accident
M5 at Burnham-On-Sea was closed for over an hour on Friday afternoon
(May 7th) after a three-vehicle accident.
police and ambulance crews rushed to the southbound carriageway
between junctions 22 at Burnham and 23 at Highbridge at 2.45pm.
female occupant of one of the cars was trapped in her vehicle
and had to be cut free by the fire crews using specialist cutting
spokesman Paul Slavin told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The trapped
female was not physically trapped but the crews still needed to
hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof to extricate her
on a spinal board. The casualty was then handed over to ambulance."
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "One person
was cut free from a vehicle and taken to Musgrove Hospital by
ambulance with minor injuries."
added that the motorway was closed for almost 70 minutes while
the carriageway was cleared and emergency services were at the
incident led to long queues of traffic in the area as motorists
sought alternative routes around the accident.
are the scenes on the M5 near Burnham's junction 22 on Friday