7, 2016 Car
windscreen smashed as swan crash-lands on M5 motorway
swan that flew into a car, smashing its windscreen, caused further
chaos by landing on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday
lane of the southbound motorway at junction 23 was shut by the
police and the Highways Agency, as shown in this dashcam video
dazed by its crash landing, the bird appeared to be unfazed and
sat in the middle of the fast lane, oblivious to the danger it
was putting itself in.
carers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue were called to help it,
and the charity's Nicola Round told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
swan flew into a car, smashing its windscreen, then landed on
traffic was stopped so that our volunteer could safely retrieve
it, but it unfortinately it flew off before we could capture it.
It certainly left a trail of trouble!"
Agency spokeswoman Rachel Whitelock told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
dealt with the swan jointly with Avon and Somerset Police and
put in place a lane 3 closure while a member of staff from Secret
World tried to recover the swan."
motorway fully re-opened a short time later once the swan had
was light rain falling in the area at the time, hence the blurry
dashcam images seen here.
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