Holiday travel chaos as lorry overturns at Highbridge M5 junction
Holiday traffic came to a standstill in the Burnham-On-Sea area
today (Monday) when a lorry overturned on the entry slip to the
entry slip road at junction 23 for Highbridge was closed after
the lorry flipped over at around 9.45am.
diverted motorists through Huntspill and Highbridge along the
A38, causing long queues of holiday traffic.
driver of the lorry was trapped in the cab when fire crews arrived.
They removed the windscreen of the lorry and used cutting gear
to gain access to the cab and release the man, who was not understood
to be seriously hurt.
Dorset and Somerset helicopter was also called to the scene and
landed in a field besides the junction, as pictured here.