injured in five-vehicle crash on M5 near Burnham-On-Sea
The M5 near Burnham-On-Sea was temporarily closed on Thursday
afternoon (September 11th) after a serious crash involving up
to five vehicles.
Two people were taken to hospital following the collision on
the southbound carriageway at 1.20pm.
motorway was temporarily closed to allow the air ambulance to
land on the northbound carriageway besides the crash scene, next
to Sedgemoor Services.
An ambulance spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two people
- a male and a female - were treated by our crews."
"A man with serious chest injuries was taken to Southmead
Hospital in Bristol, as the nearest trauma centre, and a female
was also taken there for treatment as well."
The M5 did not fully re-open until around 4.45pm once recovery
of the vehicles was completed.
Pictured: A passenger in a passing vehicle took these photos
of the crash scene, including the air ambulance landing