The Fire Service received a call from the Police reporting a road traffic collision on the M5 southbound carriageway in the early hours of today.

The incident was on the M5 - betwixt Junctions 21 St Georges, and J22 Edithmead Southbound Fire Control mobilised one appliance from Burnham and requested appliances from Avon Fire Brigade, who sent three appliances from Weston-Super-Mare attend this incident.

Upon arrival crews confirmed the road traffic collision involved one van and one flatbed recovery lorry, all persons were free and clear from the vehicles prior to arrival of fire service crews. Fire Crews made both vehicles safe and were detained assisting highways personnel.