M5 crash: What we all know up to now about crash that noticed a person arrested and a police officer in hospital

A crash on the M5 has induced traffic chaos in a single day and left a police officer in hospital.

The northbound carriageway between J21 ( Weston-super-Mare ) and J19 ( Portishead ) was closed till round 8am this morning following a ‘extreme’ incident yesterday night.

The crash occurred as Avon and Somerset law enforcement officials tried to cease a automotive linked to a person wished by one other police drive.

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Visitors was held by the evening whereas emergency crews closed all four lanes on the northbound carriageway, inflicting important delays.

A 27-year-old man acquired accidents not believed to be life-threatening and was arrested on suspicion of harmful driving following the incident.

A police officer additionally went to hospital with accidents not believed to be life-threatening after a police automotive overturned following the crash.

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Police assertion

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary mentioned the drive is interesting for witnesses who noticed the crash happen.

“Officers have arrested a driver on suspicion of harmful driving after a collision on the M5 northbound close to J21,” he mentioned.

“It occurred simply earlier than 9.40pm on Monday (August 5) as officers in marked police automobiles tried to cease a automotive linked to a person wished by one other police drive.

“Hearth and ambulance crews attended.

“A police officer went to hospital with accidents not believed to be life-threatening.


“A 27-year-old man additionally acquired accidents not believed life-threatening and was arrested.

“The M5 northbound was fully blocked. It remained closed whereas emergency providers responded and collision investigators examined the scene.

“Highways England labored in a single day to launch the queuing visitors.

“Anybody who witnessed the collision, or who has any details about the way of driving of a black Ford Focus within the moments beforehand can get in contact by www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, reference 5219179902.”

Highways England assertion

Earlier than the street reopened at round 8am, Highways England mentioned automobiles remained trapped on the M5 at four.15am and added that officers had been ‘working exhausting’ to clear the congestion.

In a put up on Twitter, a spokesperson for the company mentioned: “Our officers are working exhausting on clearing visitors caught throughout the closure of the M5 north between J21 and J19.

“We admire your persistence. It is extremely gradual going on account of numerous HGVs that want turning.

“They’re doing every part they will to get you out of the closure.”

Highways England has since confirmed on Twitter that the M5 has been reopened and the incident cleared.

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