Tragedy of M5 crash family: Wheelchair-bound father dies alongside his daughter while second girl is left 'in coma' Michael Barton and his daughter Maggie were both killed in the M5 crash in Taunton, Somerset Maggie's sister Emma was left in a coma following the vehicle pile up Retired couple Tony and Pamela Adams, 73 and 70, from Newport, South Wales, also named as victims Police are focusing 'very closely' on rugby club which held a fireworks display just yards from the motorway Probe into tragedy by a team of officers will be a crime investigation Festive bonfires may have encouraged thick fog to form and obscure drivers' vision Death toll of seven remains as 'worst fears' of further fatalities fade M5 southbound now open, northbound remains closed By Craig Mackenzie and Rob Cooper Updated: BST, 6 November e-mail View comments. It is But he also described the cries of trapped motorists, blocked in their cars as flames engulfed them. In a later posting Jessica vowed to celebrate her father's life instead of mourning it and 'wish you would hold me one last time. You could hear the cries of the little ones trapped in their cars. Next thing we knew we were smashed into the back of it. There were flames everywhere. All the vehicles and wreckage has been cleared from the crash site, but junctions 24 and 25 remain shut in both directions as the Highways Agency prepares to do repairs. Michael Barton and his daughter Maggie died in the accident while her sister Emma was also believed to have been left in a coma. Taunton Rugby Club secretary Oli Massingham said the organisers had liaised fully with police.
On 4 Novembera multiple-vehicle collision occurred on the M5 motorway near Taunton, Police stated that a fireworks display taking place at Taunton Rugby Club just before the accident occurred was a "major line of inquiry", as "a. The pile-up on the M5 near Taunton in November happened next to a fireworks display at a rugby club but there was also thick fog in the.
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A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway of failing to ensure public safety for the Taunton Rugby Club display.
Focus of investigation: Police believe that a fireworks display at Taunton Rugby Club may have played a part in the cause of the tragedy. I have never seen anything like that — I could see people lying on the side of the road. Share Tweet Reddit. Emma's partner Christopher Burbull was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash and is understood to be in hospital.
Neighbour and close friend Doreen Martin, 88, said: 'It is so tragic - they were such lovely and caring people, devoted to each other and their family.
A fireworks display was taking place at Taunton rugby football club's Hyde Park ground.
There was no bonfire, but police believe smoke from. Firework smoke was not to blame for a huge motorway pile-up in which by Geoffrey Counsell had finished ft away at Taunton rugby club.
Combing for clues: Police officers search the railway line adjacent to Taunton Rugby Club's ground.
Today the prosecution said conditions gave vehicles no chance of stopping. Josie Gallimore, 60, and husband Brian, 61, who live near the accident scene walked to Hyde Lane bridge which overlooks the motorway Mrs Gallimore said: 'We didn't stay long because it was too disturbing.
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But within 45 seconds of entering the motorway, he said 'everything turned pitch black'. Shankot Vics, 53, watched the fireworks from his cottage, yards from the motorway.