in Somerset re-opens after crash that left one dead and 10 injured
person has died and 10 people have been left injured in a crash
on the M5 motorway in Somerset.
cars were involved in the crash which happened shortly before 6.20am
this morning (Friday), police said.
closure of the motorway in both directions was in place between
junctions 25 for Taunton and 26 for Wellington until 4.50pm when
the M5 fully re-opened.
people had to be cut free from vehicles, Devon and Somerset Fire
and Rescue Service said.
appreciate the disruption this will cause, but we're currently dealing
with a complex scene," a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset
Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
15 crews were deployed by South Western Ambulance Service including
ambulances, rapid response paramedic vehicles and two air ambulances.
added: "Six patients were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in
Taunton by road ambulance and two were taken to Southmead Hospital
in Bristol by air ambulance."
and Highways England urged people to consider delaying their journeys
if they are not essential.