rescued from overturned horsebox next to M5 motorway
were long delays for motorists on the M5 stretching back to Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday after a horsebox overturned near Weston.
horse was successfully freed from the vehicle which was left on
its side down an embankment, as pictured here.
Fire Service said the horse was removed after a "protracted"
rescue with the help of a vet and specialist fire service crews.
horsebox left the road shortly after 1pm after a collision with
a passing vehicle. Several people inside were rescued.
accident caused over six miles of tailbacks on the northbound carriageway
between junction 21 at Weston and junction 20 for Clevedon, with
queues stretching back to Burnham-On-Sea.
England spokesman said: "An overturned horsebox led to the
closure of two lanes. Drivers were advised to leave at junction
22 for Burnham-On-Sea and then follow the A38."
eyewitness said there appeared to have been a Land Rover Discovery
involved in the crash.
The horse being rescued on Thursday (pics James Tresadern)