August 7, 2011
hurt in three-car M5 accident near Burnham-On-Sea
was the scene on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday
(August 7th) after a serious accident closed two lanes of the
Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston cut the roof from a
car to access a person inside shortly after 3pm following the
incident between Burnham and Weston.
The man suffered suspected spinal injuries and was freed from
his Corsa and taken to hospital by ambulance.
three-vehicle accident, which occurred a mile north of Sedgemoor
Services, caused long tailbacks of holiday traffic along the A38
past Brent Knoll.
"Three fire appliances from Burnham and Weston, along with
the Rescue Tender from Weston, were mobilised to reports of an
accident where persons were trapped," a fire spokesman told
"Upon arrival, crews confirmed a three-vehicle collision
with one person trapped in one vehicle. Crews got to work using
Hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the roof of the car in order
to release the casualty."
"One male casualty was rescused by the fire service and
placed on a spinal board who was then handed over to the ambulance
Pictured: The scenes on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea