At least four people killed in M5 lorry crash

At least four people killed in M5 lorry crash

Police say at least four people have died after a serious crash on the busy M5.

The accident happened between junction 16 near Almondsbury and junction 14 near Failfield.

The lorry appeared to have crossed the central reservation from the Southbound carriageway, pictures from the scene showed.

"The motorway is closed in both directions between J16 and 14 and emergency services are working at the scene".

The motorway remains closed in both directions and drivers have been asked to avoid the area, while Avon and Somerset Police said it would remain shut "for a considerable amount of time".

Cardiologist Amer Hamed, who was in a auto travelling "10 to 20 seconds behind" the crash, told the BBC: "There was a lorry involved and at least two other cars".

Highways England says the motorway is likely to remain closed "late into the evening" on Saturday.

Dr Amer Hamed who was in a vehicle behind helped a GP and other medics tend to the injured woman before paramedics arrived six minutes later and rushed her to hospital.

It is the second fatal crash on the same stretch of the M5 this week. Just seen the first ambulance leave the scene.

"Individuals are helping as much as they can", he said. "One was completely wrecked and another had flipped over".

Paramedics touched base on the scene around six minutes after the fact and the lady Dr Hamed had been helping was taken away by emergency vehicle to healing center.

"A few people offered us water and one man left his auto to give nourishment".

The lorry that has slammed has hit what M5 workers will know as a well-known historic point, a windsock beside the street.

"There are now 13 ambulances at the scene including a critical care team".

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