Hazardous driving conditions linked to M5 crash
HAZARDOUS weather conditions on the M5 led to two people being taken to hospital after their car crashed in the early hours of the morning.
A total of three cars were involved in the collision which happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 13 and 14.
Only one car is believed to have been damaged, a Ford Fiesta, after it hit the central reservation.
Fire crews were called to the incident at 2am yesterday morning after they received reports of the driver and passenger being trapped.
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A man and a woman from Bridgend, Gloucestershire, both suffered minor injuries and were taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol as a precaution.
Both of them had freed themselves from the wreckage prior to the fire service's arrival.
A police spokesman said that the woman had complained about a knock to the head.
Earlier in the evening a green Peugeot 106 and a blue Ford Puma were involved in a collision in Barnwood.
Both drivers were from Cheltenham but not believed to have been injured or in need of medical attention.
The incident occurred at 9.35pm on Thursday.
Driving conditions were described by the fire service as "extremely hazardous" due to heavy rain.
The rain and gale force winds look set to continue for most of this weekend so motorists are being warned to take care.
Fire chiefs are warning drivers of the danger of standing water which they say is likely to still be on the roads around Gloucestershire on Saturday and Sunday.