crashes caused Sunday of delays on M5 at Burnham-On-Sea
M5 northbound between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston-Super-Mare was temporarily
closed on Sunday afternoon after several separate collisions.
faced long delays on the M5 after the spate of three incidents.
England said that their officers plus Police, fire service and paramedics
had been called to the incidents.
and Somerset Fire and Rescue service said they were initially tasked
to a road traffic incident involving multiple cars at around mid-day.
Two crews from Burnham-On-Sea and one from Bridgwater attended.
service spokesman said: "On arrival the initial crews located
a three car road traffic collision where no one was trapped."
crew attended to the incident and made the vehicles safe. The remaining
crews carried on to a further road traffic collision approximately
half a mile further along the road."
locating one collision where no one was trapped crews from Burnham
on Sea proceeded along the road and located a second collision where
a child was found to still be within the vehicle."
got to work assisting paramedics in extricating the casualty and
then made the vehicles and surrounding area safe."
in attendance at the second collision crews were made aware of a
third incident further along the road and asked for another appliance
to be mobilised to the third road traffic collision."
England said all three lanes re-open mid-afternoon when queues started