Police investigations continuing into M5 motorway tragedy
police inquiry into the cause of last November's M5 motorway crash
in Somerset in which seven people died and another 51 were injured,
in some national media over the past few days have suggested the
investigation had concluded that smoke from a nearby fireworks
display at Taunton Rugby Club was not to blame for the multi-vehicle
police issued a statement on Tuesday (March 13th) to confirm that
no conclusions have yet been made and that the investigation is
Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "There have been
a number of media claims over the weekend concerning the M5 collision
in November 2011."
to these reports, we would like to make it clear that we have
not issued any public statements about the conclusions of our
possible contributory factors are being fully investigated, including
environmental factors, weather conditions, driver behaviour, vehicle
condition and distraction."
the fullness of time, the investigation findings will be made
public, however at this stage it is difficult to give an exact
the meantime, we would ask that people are sensitive to the feelings
of the loved ones of those who were killed or injured in the collision
and refrain from speculating about the cause."