M5 crash: Four dead in Gloucestershire


A statement by Avon & Somerset Police said: "A multi-agency operation is under way on the M5 in South Gloucestershire".

Traffic at a standstill on the M5.

The lorry appeared to have crossed the central reservation from the Southbound carriageway, pictures from the scene showed. I pulled the woman, who I believe is a doctor, out of the auto and she was given two pints of blood on the side of the road before she was taken to hospital.

Major crashes involving multiple fatalities are relatively uncommon in Britain but eight people died in August when two trucks and a minibus collided at the start of a busy bank holiday weekend.

"Our need is to guarantee the casualties' closest relative are advised and upheld, and in addition the progressing administration of the scene, and this imperative work is continuous", he said.

A lady and two kids were additionally harmed in the crash and taken to doctor's facilities in Bristol, where they are in a perilous condition.

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The lorry driver was taken to clinic to be looked at as a precautionary measure.

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on the M5 in South Gloucestershire.

"I'd also like to thank the members of the public who courageously went to the aid of those involved in this collision and in some cases rescued them from their vehicles".

The motorway is closed in both directions between J16 and J14 - it's expected to remain closed until later tonight.

On Sunday morning, Highways England confirmed the southbound carriageway has re-opened.

This is likely to affect your journey if you are heading up country from Cornwall and you can check the latest information here.