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The M5 has reopened, following the crash  that involved 34 vehicles.  Teams have worked tirelessly, to get clear the aftermath, and gather evidence,trying and get some perspective into what caused this tragic accident  that claimed the lives of 7 people, and caused injuries to many more, some of which are life changing.

 Investigators are now looking more closely at the fireworks display that was taking place at the Taunton Rugby Club, just a few hundred yard from the crash site.  Sources at the rugby club has stated  that the display finished at 8.15, it is thought that it is possible that the thick smoke left from the fireworks finale, may have lingered in the air due to the lack of wind that evening, settling down over the road at around 8.30pm. This may have caused restricted vision to motorists. There are also reports of very heavy fog. a full investigation is under way, and police say that they will be thorough and leave no stone unturned in their quest for the answers.

my personal thoughts go out to the families and loved ones of those who tragically lost their lives, and thoughts go out to those still critically injured, and those recovering at home.

 Today we all saddened by news of the shocking mulitcar pile up that occurred near to  junction 25 of the M5 at around 20.30GMT yesterday evening. So far the horrifying numbers are 7 killed, 51 injured and 34 cars involved in the crash, that resulted in a giant fire ball ripping through some of the crashed vehicles, it is believed some of the fatalities, were caused by this fire. Anyone concerned about their relatives can call 0800 092 0410 for information. The age and sex of the injured and the fatalities are still unknown.Eye witnesses have reported hearing the calls of help from people trapped inside their vehicles. but their frustration of being restricted, to what they could do as the flames were burning so hot it was almost impossible to get close to the vehicles.

it s said to be the worst crash since, 1993, where  a pile up caused the death of 12 Children on the M40.

North Petherton Carnival which was due to be held on Saturday night, just north of the crash site has been canceled as a mark of respect.