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'At least four dead' after M5 crash

'At least four dead' after M5 crash

Lorry travelling southbound on M5 just crossed central reservation into oncoming traffic.

South Western Ambulance Service said it was called soon after 14.30 BST.

Three others involved, believed to be a mother and two children, were in a critical condition in hospital last night after the pile-up.

The lorry driver was taken to hospital to be checked over as a precaution.

They said: "Stuck on M5".

Dozens of motorists are trapped in six-mile long tailbacks and look set to be stuck for three to four hours with emergency services now on the scene. One auto was said to have been completely destroyed.

Along with other medically-trained motorists, he stopped to help an injured woman.

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. "We're going to be stuck here for a few hours yet".

Royal Marine Alex Morgan and his partner Hayley
Royal Marine Alex Morgan and his partner Hayley Credit Alex Morgan

"Sadly, at least four people have died".

Huge queues built up behind the crash scene after the motorway was closed in both directions.

Emergency Services say the road is likely to stay closed for a considerable time.

Pictures from the scene showed a truck on an embankment, with the rear of the lorry sticking up in the air.

Emma Ralley tweeted: "Lorry and cars accident".

He was one of the first at the scene alongside a passing GP and different doctors to help a harmed lady who was in one of the autos.

The lorry that has crashed has hit what M5 commuters will know as a familiar landmark, a windsock next to the road.

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