thrown from M5 bridge onto car in new incident near Burnham
are investigating a new M5 incident in which a log of wood was
thrown onto a car from a motorway bridge near Burnham-On-Sea.
investigation has begun after the vehicle was damaged when it
was struck by the falling object, which was thrown from a bridge
between junctions 23 at Highbridge and 22 at Burnham.
incident occurred as the vehicle travelled near a bridge that
crosses over the Huntspill River.
log caused damage to the vehicle, which had to stop on the hard
shoulder. It was later towed to a nearby motorway services to
be repaired," said a spokesman.
man who threw the log is described by a witness as white, around
16-17-years-old, 5'6" tall, with a round face and with wavy
Police are already investigating an incident in which a lorry's
windscreen was smashed by youths throwing stones in the same location
at around the same time, as we reported here.
Ross Brayley said: "Fortunately the driver was not injured
and managed to avoid a collision despite the damaged windscreen.
However, the outcome could have been very different and I want
the people responsible to stop and think about the possible consequences
of their actions. Throwing stones might seem minor to you but
if someone had been seriously injured that would weigh on your
conscience for a long time."
with any information about the incident should contact Burnham
Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference