Child 'serious, but stable' after being air-lifted from M5 crash
have today (Tuesday) said that a child who was air-lifted to hospital
from a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Bank Holiday Monday
remains in a "serious but stable condition".
were the scenes after the two-vehicle accident occurred between
Junction 21 for Weston-super-Mare and Junction 22 for Burnham-On-Sea
shortly before 11am.
Great Western air ambulance was called to the scene and took off
with a child onboard shortly before 12pm, as pictured here.
child was flown to Bristol Children's Hospital in a serious condition
while an adult was taken by road ambulance to the BRI. Three others
were treated by paramedics at the scene.
from Avon and Somerset Constabulary were on the scene along with
ambulance crews, HART, and the fire service.
M5 motorway was temporarily completely closed in both directions,
causing long delays to holidaymakers returning home from the Bank
resorted to getting out of their cars in the queues, which also
led to problems on the northbound carriageway.
for South Western Ambulance Service said: "We received the
call at 10.45am to reports of five patients after a two-car crash."
were three walking wounded who were all treated on scene. One person
was taken by land ambulance to Bristol Royal Infirmary."
child was also airlifted to Britol Children's Hospital in a serious
sent three crews, one officer, Great Western Air Ambulance, a rapid
response vehicle, and our Hazardous Response Team."