Car passenger suffers multiple injuries in M5 crash near Thornbury

July 27 2020
Car passenger suffers multiple injuries in M5 crash near Thornbury

A CAR passenger suffered multiple fractures and a van driver sustained whiplash injuries in a crash on the M5 near Thornbury.

Police investigating the collision today appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage of the incident, which happened at around 5.35pm on Saturday, July 18.

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway as it approaches the Falfield junction and involved a white Citroen van and a grey Nissan Qashqai car.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said that a passenger in the Qashqai sustained two broken ankles and a broken rib, and needed treatment at Southmead Hospital.

The driver of the Citroen van was treated for whiplash injuries at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Investigating officer PC Ian Matthews said: "I would like to hear from anyone that was travelling on the M5 between junctions 15 and 14 at the time, in either direction, who may have witnessed the collision, especially any drivers that have a dash cam in their vehicle, as the footage could help with the investigation.”
Anyone who can help should call 101 and quote the incident reference number 5220 159 843.

Information can also be given online.