Published: October 3, 2012
Elderly motorist hurt in three vehicle collision on the M5 near Burnham

An elderly motorist was taken to hospital following a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning (October 3rd).

Ambulance and police crews were called to the southbound carriageway at 9.25am following the accident involving a car on the hard shoulder and two lorries, as pictured.

The hard shoulder and lane one of the motorway between junction 22 at Burnham and junction 23 for Highbridge were closed and a speed restriction put in place while emergency services were at the scene.

"A man in his 70s was treated for shock and a minor injury before being taken to Weston General Hospital," Ben Middleton, a spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service, told

Pictured: An ambulance at the scene of the collision on Wednesday, as seen by the passenger of a passing car


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