January 3, 2017
Motorists escape unhurt after nine-vehicle collision on M5 motorway

M5 motorway traffic was brought to a standstill south of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday morning (January 2nd) following a nine-car collision.

This was the scene on the M5 Northbound between junctions 23 and 24 shortly after 11am, which caused long tailbacks for Bank Holiday motorists.

Three fire appliances plus a special rescue tender from Bridgwater and Taunton were sent, but fortunately there were no serious injuries.

"Upon 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 spokesman.

"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."

Pictired: The scene on the M5 motorway on Monday (photo Miona Martic)


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