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At least four killed in traffic collision in British south Gloucestershire

17 September 2017, 08:54 | Taylor George

At least four killed in traffic collision in British south Gloucestershire

M5 crash

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

Emergency services were called just after 14:30 BST to junctions 15 and 14 in Gloucestershire.

They said: "Stuck on M5".

Emergency services arrived at the scene at 2:30pm where other drivers were attempting to assist the injured. Two other men were able to rescue her two children who were screaming in fear, however the father of the children had been killed. "One auto was completely destroyed, nearly like there was only half a vehicle left with what looked like somebody trapped inside".

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

"Everyone ran out of their cars and the public were incredible, they managed to help many casualties out of the accident".

"Several people offered us water and one man came out of his vehicle to give food".

M5 crash

He said drivers who had been stuck on the carriageway for a few hours were in effect "extremely supportive".

Avon and Somerset Police said the collision happened between junction 16 near Almondsbury in south Gloucestershire and junction 14 near Falfield.

Scene pictures show the lorry hanging off the verge of the motorway, with 13 ambulances in attendance.

Paramedics arrived on the scene about six minutes later and the woman Dr Hamed had been helping was taken away by ambulance to hospital. "Multiple #EmergencyServices #pray for people involved".

The lorry that has slammed has hit what M5 workers will know as a well-known historic point, a windsock beside the street.

Highways England says the motorway is likely to remain closed "late into the evening" on Saturday.

A statement read: "Road users further afield intending to travel through this area should consider alternative routes and allow plenty of extra time for their journey".

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