LiveM5 in Somerset reopened as biker fights for life

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  • Northbound carriageway of M5 was closed on Sunday evening
  • Serious collision between junctions 21 and 19
  • Motorcyclist fighting for life in hospital


A POLICE statement regarding the collision has been released.

It reads: "Police were called to the single vehicle collision that involved a motorcycle at 8.05pm on July 14.

"The incident happened on the northbound carriageway. The motorcycle, and its rider and pillion, slid onto the hard shoulder and in the process, the rider and pillion sustained serious injuries.

"The pillion was flown to Frenchay Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The rider also sustained serious injuries but not thought to be life-threatening.

"After initially implementing a full closure to allow for the air ambulance to land, at 9.10pm Police were able to open Lane 3 whilst officers from the road policing collision investigation unit conducted a detailed examination of the scene.

"The collision investigation unit would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have information to help the police investigation."

Witnesses can call police on 101.


THE M5 in Somerset has reopened after the serious crash on Sunday evening which left a motorcyclist fighting for his life in hospital.


THE incident happened at approximately 8.10pm.

Traffic is being diverted onto the A370, while vehicles trapped in queues immediately before the crash were allowed past in Lane 3.

The carriageway is not expected to reopen before midnight.


THE northbound carriageway of the M5 was closed on Sunday evening (July 14) following a serious motorbike crash.

The incident happened between junction 19 for Weston and junction 21 for Portishead shortly before 10pm.

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