Person rescued from car on M5 after collision

The driver was rescued from their car. Picture: Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station

The driver was rescued from their car. Picture: Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station - Credit: Archant

A person was rescued from their car after an incident on the M5 this afternoon (Saturday).

The car was on its roof and the driver trapped inside on junction 22.

The northbound access slip road near Highbridge was closed due to the incident at 12.52pm.

Recovery was complete at 2.25pm and all lanes are now reopen.

Police and the Highways Agency also attended the incident.

The driver was rescued from their car. Picture: Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station

The driver was rescued from their car. Picture: Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station - Credit: Archant


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A fire service spokesman said: “Two fire appliances from Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater and Taunton’s rescue tender were mobilised to a car reported as being on its roof with a person trapped inside this afternoon.

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

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“A door was removed using hydraulic rescue equipment to allow for casualty extrication who was then placed into the care of the ambulance service.”

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman added: “We were called at 12.18pm to reports of a road traffic collision.

“We attended with an air ambulance, two ambulances and an operations officer.

“One patient was taken to Southmead Hospital.”

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