Boy, 14, dies after crash on M5 in Somerset

THE aftermath of last week's collision. Photo: Mike Lang

THE aftermath of last week's collision. Photo: Mike Lang

First published in News

POLICE confirmed today that a boy died following a serious collision which closed the M5 in Somerset for several hours last week.

The collision, between a Vauxhall Astra and a lorry, happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 22 and 23, Burnham and Bridgwater north, shortly after 2am on Wednesday.

A passenger in the car, a 14-year-old boy from Poland, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, where he died the following evening.

Police have made a renewed call for witnesses - phone the collision investigation unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via this link. 

 

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12:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

swjoduk says...

Poor lad, RIP. Driven at that time at night on a couple of occasions and have not found it an easy experience.
Poor lad, RIP. Driven at that time at night on a couple of occasions and have not found it an easy experience. swjoduk
  • Score: 12

1:46pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Thurza says...

My thoughts are with his family, RIP.
My thoughts are with his family, RIP. Thurza
  • Score: 14

6:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

QuillPen says...

I hope those who complained about the delays feel ashamed of themselves. They are still alive to be able to complain.
I hope those who complained about the delays feel ashamed of themselves. They are still alive to be able to complain. QuillPen
  • Score: 12

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