At least four killed in M5 crash in south Gloucestershire

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Four people are believed to have died and a number of others have been taken to hospitals in the Bristol area.

South Western Ambulance Service Trust say a critical care team and a dozen ambulances are the scene of the crash dealing with the wounded.

The motorway is closed in both directions after the crash, which happened at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

Expressways England cautioned of "long postponements" and prior said there was a six-mile line northbound between intersection 18 for Avonmouth and 16 for Almondsbury.

The lorry appeared to have crossed the central reservation from the Southbound carriageway, pictures from the scene showed.

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It is the second fatal crash on the same stretch of the M5 this week.

Dr Amer Hamed who was in a vehicle behind helped a GP and other medics tend to the injured woman before paramedics arrived six minutes later and rushed her to hospital. Just seen the first ambulance leave the scene. One auto was said to have been completely destroyed.

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

The lorry that has crashed has hit what M5 commuters will know as a familiar landmark, a windsock next to the road. While others converse with cops about the misery of what has happened.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service sent six vehicles.

It included drivers the M4 wanting to join the M5 northbound were not able do as such.