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A motorist in his 70s has been filmed driving the wrong way on the M5, causing mayhem and destruction.

The motorway had to be closed for some 3 hours after numerous crashes were caused.

It was reported that an 8 car pile up was caused by the elderly motorist as other cars were forced to “pinball” into each other.

Dashcam footage has already been released online showing the pensioner speeding down the wrong side of the motorway.

Remarkably, no-one suffered any life-threatening injuries as a result of the collisions.

After the pensioner was made to stop, he was pulled from his car and was taken to hospital with a suspended fractured hip.

One eye witness stated: “The aftermath of this was awful.

“How they all survived is beyond me. I couldn’t even tell what one car was it was so battered and crushed.”

Sally Clarey, who took the dash cam footage stated that the pensioner was “completely oblivious” to what was going on around him.

Avon & Somerset Constabulary have stated that their enquiries are on going but at the time of writing, no one has been charged.

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