Two in hospital after M5 accident near Bridgwater

BOTH driver and passenger of this Land Rover were taken to hospital after a crash on the M5 between J23 and J24 this morning.

THE vehicle overturned several times on the motorway before hitting a safety barrier and landing on its roof.

First published in Somerset

Two people had a lucky escape following a collision on the M5 this morning.

A Land Rover collided with a Ford Transit van on the southbound carriageway between junction 23 (Bridgwater/Puriton) and 24 (North Petherton/Bridgwater) at around 8.55am.

The Land Rover then hit the central reservation before overturning several times and smashing into a safety barrier on the other side of the carriageway.

A 60-year-old woman, who was driving the Land Rover, and a man who was in the passenger seat, have been taken to hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

PC Owen Davies, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a very lucky escape for the occupants of the Land Rover, as the safety barrier did its job and stopped the vehicle from plunging down a vertical drop of about 160ft.

“Two lanes were closed southbound while we dealt with the collision and so the Land Rover could be recovered.

“I’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding, as this collision would have had an impact on rush-hour traffic.”

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9:12am Fri 5 Sep 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

The drop isn't even 60ft off that bridge.
The drop isn't even 60ft off that bridge. RightToAnOpinion
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10:56am Fri 5 Sep 14

GettingrichfromHinkley says...

Defenders stopping production because they cant meet EU safety requirements. I would not want to crash in one.
Defenders stopping production because they cant meet EU safety requirements. I would not want to crash in one. GettingrichfromHinkley
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