August 22, 2014
Delays after car crashes into ditch on M5 at Burnham-On-Sea

Motorists faced delays on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday evening (August 21st) after a car crashed off the carriageway.

One fire engine from Burnham and ambulance crews were sent to reports of the collision between junctions 21 and 22.

"Upon arrival, fire crews found a vehicle in a ditch. A lady was rescued by the fire service using power tools and a tirfor winch but was not understood to be seriously hurt," said a fire spokesman.

The incident, which occurred just after 4.30pm, caused delays to southbound traffic for two hours during the busy evening commuter period.


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