‘At least four dead’ in hor­rific M5 pile-up

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

AT least four people died yes­ter­day after a crash in­volv­ing sev­eral ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing a lorry, on the M5 mo­tor­way.

Avon and Som­er­set Po­lice said the col­li­sion hap­pened be­tween junc­tion 16 near Al­monds­bury in south Glouces­ter­shire and junc­tion 14 near Fal­field.

The force said: “Sadly, at least four people have died.”

The mo­tor­way was closed in both di­rec­tions after the crash, which hap­pened at about 2.30pm.

An im­age posted to Twit­ter showed a lorry, which had crashed off the north­bound car­riage­way, sur­rounded by emer­gency ser­vice ve­hi­cles.

Car­di­ol­o­gist Amer Hamed, who was in a car trav­el­ling “10 to 20 sec­onds be­hind” the crash, told the BBC: “There was a lorry in­volved and at least two other cars. One was ab­so­lutely de­stroyed and an­other had flipped over.”

Along with other med­i­cal­ly­trained mo­torists, he stopped to help an in­jured woman.

Dr Hamed added: “People are help­ing as much as they can. Sev­eral people of­fered us wa­ter and one man came out of his car to give food.”

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