M5 traffic: Motorway reopens after serious crash near J23 for Bridgwater

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A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a crash on the M5 in Somerset.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Bridgwater at around 10.30am on Friday 11 August after reports of a collision between a silver BMW1 series and a black Triumph motorbike on the northbound between junctions 23 and 24.

The motorway was closed in both directions as police and paramedics attended. It reopened at around 5pm.

A male motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries by air ambulance.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police are asking anyone witnesses or with dashcam footage to come forward.

A spokesperson for the force said: "We’re particularly keen to hear from any motorists who were in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or either vehicle before the collision occurred.

"Anyone with information that could help our enquiries is asked to call 101 and quote reference number 5223193630."