fire crews called out as car crashes down M5 bank
Police and fire crews were called to a crash on the M5 motorway
on Thursday afternoon (December 7th) where a car had crashed down
a roadside bank.
crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called soon after 12.39pm to the
M5 Northbound between junctions 22 for Burnham and 21 for Weston.
fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea, together with a Rescue Tender
from Taunton, were mobilised to a report of a single vehicle RTC,
where a car was seen to have left the carriageway and gone down
an embankment, with persons inside believed to be trapped,"
said a spokesman.
shortly after the initial crew from Burnham arrived, they confirmed
that whilst the car had gone down the embankment, the female driver
was out on our arrival."
Rescue Tender was returned as it was not required, but the remaining
crews stayed on scene to assist the Highways Agency with making
the vehicle and the scene safe, before leaving duty of care with
female driver was left with the ambulance crew and was being checked
over as a precaution."