Car 'buried in undergrowth' after early-morning collision on M5 near Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 07:51 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 07:54 30 June 2017

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

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Police, fire and ambulance crews were on hand in the early hours of this morning (Friday) after a car came off the carriageway on the M5.

Police were called to the incident at around 1:52am and requested assistance from Devon and Somerset Fire Service.

The incident happened northbound between junction 21 for Weston-super-Mare and 22 for Burnham-on-Sea.

A car was ‘severely’ buried in undergrowth and crews had to cut the vehicle in order to release two people.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Crews cut away using small tools and with the aid of a triple extension ladder, were able to release the two casualties from the vehicle.

“Both casualties were handed over to paramedics on scene to be checked over.

“Duty of care was left with the police.”

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