6th December 2021

Car crosses central reservation on M5 between Junctions 23 and 24

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic on the M5 Southbound between Junctions 23 and 24 following a serious accident on the M5, where a car had crossed the central reservation.

The car involved is reported to have crossed the central reservation from the North to the Southbound carriageway just before 12:30.

Fire appliances from Bridgwater and the rescue tender from Taunton were mobilised to the incident and confirmed a single vehicle road traffic collision with one casualty still within the vehicle.

Crews used stabilised the vehicle and released the casualty using hydraulic rescue equipment and a spinal board.