April 6, 2011
Thousands of cider bottles spilled after lorry crashes
faced long delays around Highbridge's M5 junction on Wednesday
evening (April 6th) after a lorry carrying thousands of bottles
of cider overturned.
vehicle toppled over on the Dunball roundabout next to junction
23 shortly after 4pm, spilling its load of bottles, as pictured
fire crews were called amid concern that someone might be trapped
inside, but they found no-one hurt inside.
A fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Crews confirmed
that no persons were trapped within the lorry but diesel and cider
got to work cutting away the side of the lorry in order to confirm
that it had not landed on any other vehicles. They confirmed there
were no further casualties or vehicles involved and then dealt
with the spillage."
Police diverted traffic around the scene, but long queues of
traffic developed leading up to the roundabout during the peak
Pictured are the scenes next to Highbridge's M5 junction this
evening (Pics: Sam Thompson / Andy Slocombe)