Published: November 10, 2012
Crews tackle car blaze on M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea

A dramatic blaze on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea brought traffic to a standstill on Friday night (November 9th).

A reader took this mobile phone photo of the scene from a bridge near Sedgemoor Services.

Two fire crews from Weston and one from Burnham-On-Sea were called to the southbound carriageway at 9.40pm.

A fire spokesman told "One car had hit the central reservation and spun round and stopped in the centre lane where it was then hit by an oncoming vehicle."

"There were three people, believed to be army personnel, inside at the time. The motorists were treated at the scene by paramedics."

The southbound carriageway was closed for almost an hour while the emergency services were at the scene and recovery of the vehicles took place.


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