5 Injured in M5 Car Accident

5 people have been left injured after a car accident on the M5 motorway near Cheltenham.

Emergency services reported that one man had suffered life-threatening injuries and was air-lifted to a hospital in Bristol after being cut free from his car.

The motorway was closed in both directions while crews worked to treat drivers for injuries and clear the debris.

A spokesperson for the Ambulance service described how the accident happened: “We received the first of several 999 calls around 5.15pm reporting road traffic collision on the M5.

“Callers reported a lorry traveling northbound just past junction 11 collided with several cars – at least some of which were traveling southbound.”

Two other drivers were placed on spinal boards and another two were assessed at the scene by paramedics.

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