At least four killed as lorry careers across motorway
AT LEAST four people died in a horror crash involving several vehicles on the M5 yesterday afternoon.
Avon and Somerset Police said the collision happened between junction 16 near Almondsbury in South Gloucestershire and junction 14 near Falfield.
A lorry is believed to have smashed through the central reservation and at least two cars were also involved.
Police confirmed: ‘Sadly, at least four people have died.’
One of the first at the scene was cardiologist Dr Amer Hamed, who helped a female casualty who had been travelling in one of the cars.
He said: ‘One car was absolutely destroyed and another had flipped over.’
Last night the motorway was closed in both directions as emergency services worked at the scene. Police said it would remain so for ‘a considerable amount of time’.
Highways England warned of long delays and said there was a six-mile queue of traffic.