November 2, 2017
Air ambulance lands next to M5 near Burnham-On-Sea after crash

An air ambulance landed in a field next to the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Wednesday (November 1st) to help a motorist after a crash.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 21 and 22 was temporarily shut after a car overturned following a collision with another vehicle.

The Great Western Air Ambulance was called to the scene and landed in a field next to the motorway, as pictured above, for its specialist team of paramedics to help.

Avon and Somerset Police spokesman Wayne Baker told "Police were called just after 11.30am to a collision where one vehicle had overturned."

"A man was treated by ambulance crews and an air ambulance crew."

The motorist was understood to be in a stable condition.

The motorway fully re-opened after the vehicles were moved to the hard shoulder, as pictured here. Motorists faced long delays following the incident.


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