At 12.05pm today, 8th July, the motorway was closed near junction 21 on the M5 to allow an air ambulance to land.

Fire services were called to assist other agencies with a road traffic collision where a car and a caravan had overturned and people were believed to be trapped.

One crew from Burnham on Sea and, two crews from Bridgwater and the rescue tender from Glastonbury attended.

The crews got to work quickly and used hydraulic cutting equipment, stabilisation equipment and low pressure air bags to release two casualties from the vehicle and hand over to ambulance personnel.

It has been reported that traffic is still at a standstill, if anyone has any information, please let us know.

Photo by Lyndsay Seed

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