Seven car crash on M5

Police are appealing for witnesses after a seven car crash on the M5.

It happened between junction 11A and 11 northbound just before 6.20am on Tuesday.

Five of the vehicles involved were travelling northbound. Two vehicles travelling southbound are believed to have been damaged by debris from the collision.

On the northbound side, a 34-year-old man from Cheltenham who was driving a Ford Focus and a man driving a Saab received minor injuries and were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. A 59-year-old man from Bridgend who was driving a white Iveco van and a 29-year-old woman from Hardington who was driving a Ford Mondeo were uninjured.

Fire crews cut free a 28-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, both from Gloucester, from a Citreon Xsara. They were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Their injuries are unknown but not believed to be serious.

On the southbound side, a 30-year-old man from Cheltenham who was driving a Vauxhall Astra and a a 62-year-old man from Bridgnorth, also driving a Vauxhall Astra, were uninjured.

Anyone who witnessed the collision who has not yet spoken to police should call 0845 090 1234 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 56 of October 26.


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