MP witnessed 'absolute inferno' on M5 motorway
MP Tessa Munt told the House of Commons last night how she was
a horrified witness of the "absolute inferno" following
the fatal M5 crash on Friday.
She was travelling south on the motorway when the incident happened
on the opposite carriageway.
During a statement she told MPs: "I was actually present
at the time on the southbound carriageway and saw what had actually
happened as I was driving off to go on to the Taunton junction."
dont think I have ever seen anything like what I saw on
Friday evening. It was an absolute inferno and it was impossible
for me to leave the car on the southbound carriageway to do anything."
She praised the efforts of local people who bravely "took
their part in rescuing people from the vehicles."
vehicles - which included six articulated lorries - were involved
in the collision, which closed the M5 in both directions between
junctions 24 and 25.
total of 7 people died and 51 people were injured in the vehicles,
many of which burst into flames.
The accident occurred on Friday at 8.25pm and numerous emergency
crews were in attendance - including fire, police, ambulance and
St John Ambulance teams from Burnham-On-Sea.