M5 delays at Burnham after police motorcyclist knocked off bike
police motorcyclist was taken to hospital as a precaution after
a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (March 30th) which
caused several hours of delays.
officer was responding to an emergency call when he was knocked
off his motorbike near junction 23.
services were called to the southbound carriageway and police
said no-one else was injured.
lanes were closed for several hours between junction 23 and 24
with delays backing up to junction 22 at Burnham-On-Sea.
three lanes were re-opened for a short time before a second accident
occurred at around 12.30pm which blocked one lane.
was already slow in the area due to roadworks and a 50mph speed
restriction near junction 23. Queues quickly backed up towards
junction 22 at Burnham for much of the day.