Published: May 19, 2013
Long delays after three-vehicle collision on M5 near Burnham-On-Sea

Motorists faced long delays on Sunday (May 19th) in the Burnham-On-Sea area following a three-vehicle crash that shut the northbound carriageway of the M5 motorway.

A Land Rover towing a mobile food trailer overturned after a collision with the silver car pictured here.

Six fire crews from Burnham and other nearby stations were called to the scene amid concern for the occupants of the vehicles - but there were fortunately no serious injuries.

"All persons except the driver of the car were out on arrival and the ambulance crew assessed her condition," a fire spokesman told

The accident, which happened at 9.39am in between junction 22 at Burnham and junction 21 for Weston, led to long delays throughout the day as recovery of the vehicles got underway. Traffic at one point was delayed back to Bridgwater.

Pictured: The crash scene photographed by a passenger in a passing car


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