Two dead and four injured in M5 crash involving lorry and several cars

Two people have died and four others were taken to hospital after a crash involving a lorry and several cars on the M5.

Two of those in hospital are said to be seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to the scene at just after 8.30am, Avon and Somerset police said.

A spokeswoman said two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

‘Four other people have been taken to hospital, at least two of whom have serious injuries,’ the spokeswoman added.

The road remains closed in both directions between junction 24 southbound and junction 25 northbound.

‘All the agencies are working as quickly as possible to reopen the northbound carriageway but the southbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for the foreseeable future while emergency services complete their work at the scene,’ the spokeswoman said.

Advertisement Advertisement

‘We’re deploying well-rehearsed plans to release motorists currently held in the road closure.

‘It’s important for motorists to remain in their vehicles to avoid further unnecessary delay.’

Police have thanked motorists for their ‘patience and understanding’ today.

Avon and Somerset have said on ‘We will soon be re-opening the Northbound carriageway. Please return to your vehicles.

‘Southbound will remain closed, traffic within the closure is being released at the rear of the queue. Delays are building in the area.’

Two air ambulances, six ambulances and the hazardous area response team were called to the scene of the crash.

A South Western Ambulance spokesperson earlier said: ‘We were called at 8.25am to reports of a serious road traffic collision.

‘We have attended with six ambulances, an operations officer, two air ambulances, three rapid response vehicles, a doctor and the hazard area response team.

‘This incident is currently ongoing.’

Got a story for Metro?

If you have a story for our news team, email us at .

You can also follow us on and .

Advertisement Advertisement