Man dies after being struck by several vehicles on M5

Police believe the pedestrian was hit by a lorry and other vehicles at around 4.40am, after leaving his car parked on a hard shoulder.

Two lanes on the M5 northbound have been closed while the investigation takes place, causing major traffic delays in south Gloucestershire.

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M5 lanes reopen - calls for drivers to return to vehicles

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Three M5 northbound lanes between junction 14 and junction 16 have now been re-opened.

Highway authorities are now appealing for drivers who left their vehicles to return to them in order to get the traffic flowing again.

The lanes were closed following an earlier accident involving a pedestrian getting hit by several vehicles on the M5.

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