escape unhurt after nine-vehicle collision on M5 motorway
motorway traffic was brought to a standstill south of Burnham-On-Sea
on Monday morning (January 2nd) following a nine-car collision.
was the scene on the M5 Northbound between junctions 23 and 24 shortly
after 11am, which caused long tailbacks for Bank Holiday motorists.
fire appliances plus a special rescue tender from Bridgwater and
Taunton were sent, but fortunately there were no serious injuries.
arrival there were found to be a total of nine vehicles involved
although none were seriously damaged, no airbags were deployed,
and no persons were seriously injured or trapped," said a fire
crews assisted the occupants from their vehicles to a place of safety
and cordoned off lanes two and three, then set about making all
vehicles involved safe."
The scene on the M5 motorway on Monday (photo Miona Martic)