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    Several feared dead in 27 vehical crash. M5 Motorway.

    Several people are feared dead and as many as 35 injured in a collision involving 27 vehicles on the M5 motorway in Somerset.

    An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman confirmed that "some" people have "tragically lost their lives".

    There are reports that 10 others have sustained "life changing" injuries.

    Some 20 light vehicles and six articulated lorries were involved in the smash on the motorway close to junction 25 near Taunton at around 8.30pm.

    At least four people who were trapped have been cut free by firefighters.

    Video footage from the scene shows several vehicles engulfed in flames and debris strewn across the road. A number of burning lorries are on their side.




    M5 Pile-Up Closes Motorway In Somerset, Possible Fatalities As Cars And Lorries In Serious Collision | UK News | Sky News

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    rip "some people"

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    Fcuk me..It seems that some may have been trapped in their cars and burnt alive.....


    RIP to the poor fcukers that didn't make it....Good luck to those that sustained life changing injuries...I shudder at what they may be..both mental and physical... I hope you are given as much help and support as you need...

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    Reports of a large firework display adjacent to the motorway being a possible distraction to the travelers.

    "The road was particularly busy because of the Bridgwater Carnival and there were also reports of a large fireworks display, potentially distracting drivers."

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    Horrific.

    Looks like a car completely upside down on top of another one, on the left.


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    Seven people are dead. This figure could rise as the wreckage is removed and the accident scene examined more closely. Some of the injured have very serious injuries and the toll could increase.

    The motorway was expected to open at 9.0 pm tonight but is now unlikely to open for at least another twenty four hours.

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    So what started the fireball ?
    The burnt out artic in the picture is a Ginsters truck so would only be carrying pasties and pies.
    Do trucks use NGV in UK ?

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    Sweet Jesus! To be burnt alive gives me nightmares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    So what started the fireball ?
    The burnt out artic in the picture is a Ginsters truck so would only be carrying pasties and pies.
    Do trucks use NGV in UK ?
    Never seen NGV in the UK,or a CNG either. Few cars are NGV,but not many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Horrific.

    Looks like a car completely upside down on top of another one, on the left.

    I think it is a traffic sign,mate.


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    Spot on. Been a while since I've driven in a country that has those sorts of things.


    Awful scenes altogether.





    Some poor people didn't stand a chance.

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    What the hell was that truck top centre carrying?


    Look at those cars bottom left.
    A good advert for why you should buy a sunroof

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    Nasty accident. I used to know a fireman based nr the M62 in N. England that had to go to a lot of similar accident scenes like this, mainly in the Winter and due to fog.. Could not have done his job.

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    Quote:-

    What the hell was that truck top centre carrying?


    Last time I saw a truck burnt like that was on the M18. It had been carrying aerosol cans..

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    Lorries in the UK all run on diesel ,, sorry the vast majority do ,, a few are running on bio diesel I have no idea if that is like unleaded petrol , in so much as it makes it more flammable .
    The lorry I am driving at the moment uses diesel + ad blue which if anything makes it more non flamable,, to be honest as most of you know allready you can throw a lighted fag into a diesel tank and it will just put the fag out.

    These accidents in the UK happen on an annual basis as and when the fog appears every year around this time ,,,albeit it,s been a while since there,s been one as bad as this .

    Going back to Dec 1984 ( I think ) I was caught up in one very similar on the M25 at 6.00 am in the morning going down the hill just before the A21 junc. in thick fog ,, 9 were killed that day , it was pretty awfull as we were sitting up the bank out of danger and listening to the following vehicles thump into the backs of the ones parked in front.

    It,s all been said a thousand times before I,m afraid and unfortunately will probably be muted again next year at a similar time ,,people just will drive too fast for the conditions .

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    final score.
    7 dead.
    and many whose lives will never be quite the same again.

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