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17-year-old man among five hospitalised by M5 crash, near Cullompton
1:19pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
FIVE people have been injured after a late morning collision on the M5, near Cullompton, today (August 19).
Police, ambulance and the fire service were called to the scene on the M5 Southbound between junctions 28 and 29 just before 11am.
A 17-year-old man was airlifted to Derriford hospital with head injuries and four others were taken by road ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital with minor injuries.
Police confirmed a silver Toyota Avensis, registered to Pontefract, West Yorkshire, had overturned one mile past Junction 28.
The M5 northbound was closed for around an hour and a half with diversions through Cullompton put in place.
Two Southbound lanes remained closed into the afternoon while the Highways Agency repaired damage to the road surface.
A representative of the fire service said: “Fire appliances from Cullompton, Tiverton and Middlemoor were mobilised to a report of a road traffic collision on the M5 southbound between junctions 28 and 29.”
“Crews assisted ambulance personnel whilst awaiting the land and air ambulance.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 266 of 19/08/13.
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