A lady suffered severe head accidents after an accident involving a truck and a automotive within the M5.
Avon and Somerset police had been referred to as to obtain studies of a two-vehicle accident between junctions 22 and 23 to the south, shortly earlier than 6 am right now (November 16).
A police spokesman stated: "The incident concerned a truck and a automotive.
"The automotive occupant, a girl, was taken to the hospital with severe head accidents."
"The freeway is closed from J22 (southbound) and is prone to stay closed all through the morning to permit collision investigators to conduct an examination of the scene."
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The street to the north of the freeway stays open.
Site visitors is diverted across the closure to the south by way of the A38: heavy site visitors is reported on the diversion route.
There’s nearly six miles of site visitors on the freeway earlier than J22.
The police have thanked the drivers for his or her persistence and understanding whereas coping with the incident.
Projected Reopening Time
Highways England studies that the M5 southbound between J22 and 23 will stay closed whereas specialist restoration is going down.
This can require forensic removing of the automotive concerned underneath the LGV.
England's roads hope to start out reopening the freeway in the course of the afternoon.
There was a separate incident on the M5 to the north, throughout which a automotive overturned. All lanes have been reopened after two autos had been concerned within the incident north from J18 M49 to J17 A4018 (Cribbs Highway).
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