Fire crews called to M5 car crash at Burnham-On-Sea
were the scenes on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea on Monday
(December 31st) after a car crashed into the central reservation,
causing long delays to motorists.
lanes of the southbound carriageway between Burnham and Dunball
were closed following the crash at 1.25pm involving a green Audi.
people inside escaped injury after the collision, which occurred
during heavy rainfall.
spokesman Martin Dunscombe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
car collided with the central reservation and police, fire and
an ambulance were sent to the scene."
was confirmed that the two occupants inside had been unhurt. Two
fire crews from Burnham were sent to the scene and a hose reel
jet was used to wash down the road and make the vehicle safe.
Highways Agency directed traffic around the scene and long queues
of traffic backed up for four miles beyond junction 22 at Burnham.
The motorway re-opened at 2.30pm but traffic was still very slow