profishingrods.com
profishingrods.com November 23, 2017


At least four killed in traffic collision in British south Gloucestershire

17 September 2017, 08:54 | Devin Moran

The scene on the M5 motorway

The scene on the M5 motorway

The lorry driver was taken to hospital to be checked over as a precaution.

South Western Ambulance Service said it was called soon after 14.30 BST.

Witnesses reported seeing people lying by the side of the road as members of the public helped pull survivors from wrecked cars, with some performing first aid.

The collision took place around 2:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) in south Gloucestershire, prompting the motorway to be shut in both directions.

Local reports said rescue crews attempting to reach the scene became stuck in traffic after motorists tried to escape the gridlock by driving the wrong way up the hard shoulder. "One auto was completely destroyed, nearly like there was only half a vehicle left with what looked like somebody trapped inside".

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




An image posted to Twitter showed a lorry, which had crashed off the northbound carriageway, surrounded by emergency service vehicles. "We're going to be stuck here for a few hours yet".

"Something must have happened and the lorry came across and suddenly the cars stopped", said Katie Sultana, an eyewitness. "Multiple #EmergencyServices #pray for people involved".

Highways England stated there was six miles of traffic congested northbound of the closure, and two miles stretching southbound.

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

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".

The M5 is still closed northbound between J16 and 14.



Other News

Trending Now

Last-second Hail Mary pushes Florida past Tennessee
This was especially true for kicker Brent Cimaglia , who booted one field goal attempt wide left and another wide right. Tennessee may be 2-0, but we're still not sure what Butch Jones' team will be in a rebuilding year for the program.

Trump says China's business tax rate is 15% - it's actually much higher
Trump dined with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House on Tuesday in hopes of winning their support on tax reform. He has another meeting scheduled Wednesday afternoon with a bipartisan group of moderate House members, the Problem Solvers.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
ValuEngine lowered Chesapeake Energy Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Monday, May 29th. Macquarie has downgraded Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) to Underperform in a report released on 6/21/2017.

Harry Redknapp: 'I would have got Birmingham City promoted'
However, despite signing 14 players during the summer transfer window, Redknapp has been unable to build upon his strong start. Harry Redknapp was sacked last night less than two hours after his Birmingham City side were beaten 3-1 at home by Preston.

Cowboys demolish Pitt behind Rudolph's huge day
The Cowboys did it despite missing LSU transfer Tyron Johnson , suspended for the game for a violation of team rules. The Cowboys moved via the ground game, too, with Justice Hill gaining 91 yards and scoring twice on just 11 carries.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro Backs Talks With Reluctant Opposition
An opposition MP said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was seeking to broaden the worldwide mediation in the talks. Mr Maduro has repeatedly urged the opposition to resume talks, but anti-government leaders have refused.

India launches first bullet train project
Of the 508-km route and 12 stations of the bullet train, 120 km and four stations will fall in Maharashtra. Only time will tell us whether the bullet train project is elitist or for the development of all Indians.

JJ Watt says his finger is 'pretty messed up'
On the final play with multiple laterals, Dalton got the ball back and threw it to centre Russell Bodine, who was levelled by J.J. He made his preseason debut against the Redskins in Game 3 and did not catch any passes but had an 8-yard gain on a jet sweep.

Nebraska offense stalls at home in loss to Northern Illinois
The Cornhuskers have now lost two of their first three games in two out of the first three years of Riley's tenure. For only the third time in their previous 52 seasons, the Huskers have opened 1-2.

Richard Shelby: Luther Strange 'right person' to be senator
In a statement sent to AL.com Saturday, Shelby said that odd has done an "outstanding job representing Alabama" in the U.S. In his remarks Saturday, Brooks said, "We must be strong during the 10 days left before the election".