Birmingham man dies in M5 crash in Gloucestershire
Published: 12th Dec 2010 11:39:05
A man has died in a crash involving a coach, a lorry and three cars on the M5 in Gloucestershire.
Police said the 26-year-old, from the Birmingham area had been killed and three passengers on the single-decker coach had been taken to hospital.
The spokesman said their injuries were not thought to be life threatening.
Fifteen other passengers were put on a different coach and have left the scene. The crash happened at about 0700 GMT on Sunday.
The motorway has been closed in both directions.
Firefighters from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service were originally called to reports that 24 people were trapped, but a spokesman said 23 were free when they arrived.
The southbound carriageway is closed in Worcestershire between junctions eight and nine for Tewkesbury.
The northbound carriageway is closed in Gloucestershire between junction 11 and junction eight. A police spokesman said the central reservation was damaged.
The entry slip road at junction eight southbound has also been shut.
In a separate crash, 17 people needed hospital treatment after an Oxford Tube coach overturned as it left the M40 on Saturday night.
Five of the injured needed surgery, mostly for broken bones.
At 17:00:25 in HealthThe chair of the panel set up to advise the NHS and ministers on the governance of patient information has told the BBC the Care.data programme was mishandled.
At 16:55:46 in SportPremier Division - 17:00 BST kick-off
At 16:55:39 in WorldPresident Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to have ruled out a job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends in August.
At 16:51:09 in SportCastleford consolidated their spot near the top of Super League with a 43-20 win over struggling Wakefield.
At 16:49:32 in HeadlinesA car bomb has exploded outside a mosque in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 14 people.
At 16:49:23 in EntertainmentPop star Prince has a signed a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
At 16:49:10 in ScotlandEmergency services have been called to a large woodland fire in Inverness.
At 16:40:11 in Northern IrelandA 46-year-old man is being treated in hospital after suffering serious face and head injuries during an assault in Belfast city centre.
At 16:38:35 in SportNorthampton Saints play Kahn Fotuali'i at scrum-half and Phil Dowson and Sam Dickinson start in the back row.
At 16:32:21 in SportNew Notts County Ladies signing Desiree Scott says she is relishing the chance of playing overseas for the first time.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2010. Birmingham man dies in M5 crash in Gloucestershire [Online] (Updated 12th Dec 2010)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/114963/Birmingham-man-dies-in-M5-crash-in-Gloucestershire [Accessed 18th Apr 2014]
News In Other Categories
Emergency services have been called to a large woodland fire in Inverness.
The chair of the panel set up to advise the NHS and ministers on the governance of patient information has told the BBC the Care.data programme was mishandled.
Unruly. Noisy. Even rude.
An appeal has been made for people to report deliberately started fires after crews spent several hours tackling a blaze at two properties in Flintshire.
The fashion house Giorgio Armani has paid 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
An orangutan with breathing problems has undergone what is believed to have been the first sinus operation on such an ape in the UK.