A motorist was taken to hospital after a crash at Burnham-On-Sea’s M5 motorway junction on Saturday (January 5th).

Ambulance, Police and fire crews were called to the M5 northbound access slip road at 12.30pm where a vehicle had overturned.

The Great Western air ambulance also landed on a field next to the Edithmead motorway roundabout, as pictured below, and its team of paramedics helped the casualty who had suspected neck injuries.

A fire service spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Two fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea, plus one from Bridgwater and Taunton’s rescue tender were mobilised to a car reported as being on its roof with a person trapped inside.”

“Firefighters stabilised the vehicle to allow ambulance personnel safe access to the casualty.”

“Subsequently, they removed a door using hydraulic rescue equipment to allow for casualty extrication. The car was also made safe.”

Police closed access onto the northbound entry slip road while the emergency services were at the scene and it re-opened at 2.25pm once recovery of the vehicle was complete.

Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com / Burnham Fire Station