Police hunt for driver who fled scene after crashing into field off M5

Car crash in field off M5 between Weston and Clevedon

Police hunting for the driver who fled the scene after crashing on the M5 between Weston and Clevedon. - Credit: Clevedon Fire Station

A driver crashed into a field off the M5 motorway between Weston and Clevedon yesterday (Sunday) just after 8am.

The driver crashed on the southbound carriageway and then fled the scene.

Clevedon M5 crash

The driver and female passenger were taken to hospital. - Credit: Clevedon Fire Station

Officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary and fire crews from Clevedon and Avonmouth attended the incident.

Paramedics treated the female passenger at the scene while the police helicopter and officers on foot searched for the driver. 

M5 crash between Weston and Clevedon

The car left the M5 and crashed into a field between Clevedon and Weston. - Credit: Clevedon Fire Station

A police spokesman said: “We were called at just after 8am on May 23 following a single-vehicle collision between junction 20 and junction 21 of the M5, in which a car left the carriageway.

“The driver then left the scene, but following a search of the surrounding area he was detained by officers and taken to hospital for treatment.

“A woman, who was a passenger in the car, has also been taken to hospital for treatment. Enquiries are ongoing.”