M4 crash: Woman cut from car ‘in life threatening condition’

A woman cut from the vehicle of a car that landed on its roof on the M4 is reported to be in a ‘life threatening condition’.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT)[1] said that they treated four people.

One was discharged with minor injuries, whereas three were sent to hospital with one in a “life threatening condition”.

READ MORE: M32 queues after crash between car and a lorry – live updates[2]

A spokesperson for SWASFT[3] said: “We were called at 9.33am about an incident involving an overturned vehicle on the M4 eastbound near junction 18.

“We sent multiple resources to attend the incident including land ambulance crews, a critical care team, and hazardous area response team paramedics. We were also supported by police and fire.

“We treated four patients at the scene, and discharged one of them with minor injuries.

“We conveyed three of them to hospital by land ambulance for further care, one in a life-threatening condition.”

An appeal has been also been issued by police after the crash saw the motorway close for over seven hours.

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The accident took place at about 9.30am this morning (Friday, July 2) on the M4 eastbound from J18 (Bath / Tormarton) to J17 A350 (Chippenham).

The motorway was only reopened at 4.55pm this afternoon.

In an earlier statement Wiltshire Police[5] reported that the car had left the carriageway and landed on its roof. They also said that four people were involved and all four injured.

Adding that one woman had had to be cut from the vehicle by the fire and rescue service, before she was taken to hospital.

Two others were treated at the scene and sent to hospital, and a third was treated and discharged with minor injuries.

In an updated statement the police[6] are calling the incident a “serious” incident

A spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision which took place on the M4 between Junction 18 and Leigh Delamere Services.

“The incident took place at about 9.30am today (02/07) in which a vehicle left the carriageway and came to rest on its roof.

“Fire crews used cutting equipment to release a female casualty from the vehicle and she was then transferred to hospital by ambulance.

“Three other people who were in the car were also hurt, but their injuries are not thought to have been life changing or life threatening

“.Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have relevant dash cam footage is asked to call us on 101 quoting log 85 of today (02/07).”

M32 queues after crash between car and a lorry – live updates

Queues are building on the M32 southbound this afternoon after a crash between a car and a lorry.

The accident was reported at 4.34pm this afternoon (Friday, July 2) near Bristol City Centre as the motorway comes into the city, between Junction 2 B4058 Stapleton Road (Eastville) to J3 A4320 Easton Way (St Pauls).

Traffic monitoring site Inrix said: “M32 – City of Bristol – Southbound. Reports of queueing traffic due to accident, a car and a lorry involved on M32 Southbound from J2 B4058 Stapleton Road (Eastville) to J3 A4320 Easton Way (St Pauls).”

READ MORE: M4 crash: Injured woman cut out of car that landed on its roof[1]

It is not yet known the extent of the damage to the vehicles or whether anyone was injured in the crash.

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Highways England tweeted at 4.42pm: “#M32 Southbound between J2 #Eastville and J3 #StPauls #Bristol – We’re on the way to a report of a collision causing a blockage to the road. Congestion is building. Please seek an alternate route”

Elsewhere on the M4 just before the weekend an injured woman was cut out a car that landed on its roof, causing hours of delays to motorists.

The incident brought the eastbound motorway to a standstill after the incident which happened at around 9.30am[3].

And on the M5, there was 20 miles of stop-start traffic after a five car crash. Read more here.[4]

This is a live blog and updates will appear below as they come in

M5 traffic gridlock amid weekend getaways

Traffic 5pm update


Stop-start traffic and severe delays due to holiday traffic on M5 Southbound from J14 B4509 (Thornbury / Falfield) to J20 B3133 Ettlingen Way (Clevedon). Travel time is around 40 minutes.

Long delays passing Bristol.


Slow traffic due to holiday traffic on M32 Southbound before J3 A4320 Easton Way (St Pauls).

Delays heading towards the centre of Bristol.


Queueing traffic due to holiday traffic on M4 Westbound from J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton) to J20 M5 J15 (Almondsbury Interchange). Travel time is around 20 minutes.

Affecting traffic approaching Wales passing Bristol.


Queueing traffic due to holiday traffic on M49 Southbound before M5 J18.

Usual delays approaching the M5 due to holiday traffic.


Traffic easing, holiday traffic on M5 Northbound from J25 A358 (Taunton) to J21 A370 (Weston-super-mare).

Delays in patches.


Queueing traffic due to holiday traffic on M5 in both directions at J30 A376 Sidmouth Road (Exeter / Service Areas).

Affecting traffic passing Exeter.

M4 delays as car and lorry crash near Bristol

A crash between a car and a lorry on the M4 near Bristol is causing long delays this afternoon.

The collision happened on the westbound carriageway at around 2.25pm.

Images from the scene appear to show emergency service vehicle as well as delays.

Read more: M5 traffic disruption due to lorry fire near Taunton – live updates[1]

According to traffic and travel service Inrix, one lane has been closed at junction 19 for the M32.

It is not the only incident on the motorway network.

A lorry fire on the M5 in Somerset is causing delays of around one hour. It happened between junction 25 for Taunton and junction 24 for Bridgwater South.

While there are longer journey times of up to 80 minutes on the southbound M5 between junction 14 at Thornbury in South Gloucestershire down to junction 20 for Clevedon.