DRIVERS are being urged to contact police if they witnessed a crash which left a passenger with two broken ankles and a broken rib.

The incident happened between junctions 14 and 15 of the northbound carriageway - near Falfield - at around 5.35pm on Saturday, July 18.

Officers investigating the crash are now appealing for witnesses.

"It involved a white Citroen van and a grey Nissan Qashqai," said a police spokesperson.

"A passenger in the Nissan Qashqai sustained two broken ankles and a broken rib. She was treated at Southmead Hospital.

"The driver of the Citroen van was treated for whiplash injuries at Gloucester General Hospital."

PC Ian Matthews, who is investigating the collision, said: “I would like to hear from anyone that was travelling on the M5 between junctions 15 and 14 at the time, in either direction, who may have witnessed the collision.

"Especially any drivers that have a dash cam in their vehicle, as the footage could help with the investigation.”

If you can help, contact police on 101, quoting reference 5220159843.