M5 traffic chaos as horror crash sees car smash central reservation – police rush to scene

The incident happened on M5 southbound from J28 A373 Station Road to J29 A3015 Honiton Road. The Force Incident Manager for Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed that officers are on the scene of a single road traffic collision.

Traffic monitoring service Inrix says: “Reports of accident on M5 Southbound from J28 A373 Station Road (Cullompton / Service Area) to J29 A3015 Honiton Road (Exeter / Honiton).

“Traffic is coping well. Callers report that a vehicle has collided with the central reservation.”

This crash comes just hours after the M5 was closed following a single-vehicle collision.

On Thursday, police closed the southbound entry slip road at junction 22 (Burnham-on-Sea) at around 3pm.

Inrix said: “M5 southbound entry slip road closed, slow traffic due to accident, one vehicle involved at junction 22.”

Traffic was cleared and moving freely around three hours after the crash.

On Wednesday, police clocked 37 motorists who were travelling at more than 90mph in just one hour on the M5 in Somerset.

During the operation near Bridgwater, one vehicle was going at 112mph.

Officers say the speeds in heavy traffic are unacceptable.

A social media post from Avon and Somerset Police roads policing unit says: “In 1 hour #M5 near #Bridgwater today we detected 37 vehicles travelling above 90mph, all in heavy traffic!

“95mph for a large van; 77mph towing a trailer; 112mph the highest speed recorded.

“This level of driving will not be accepted in @ASPolice.”

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