‘Body parts everywhere’ Hero Marine who saved kids from M5 crash reveals horrific details


Alex Morgan, 27, was wayfaring to Coventry with his girlfriend Hayley O’Connor for a wedding when the lugubrious motorway accident unfolded in front of them.

Mr Morgan was texting in the voyager seat when Miss O’Connor suddenly stopped. 

He described ponder on “body parts scattered everywhere” as he rushed to help the two children, who were cling to upside down inside the vehicle which was lying on its roof halfway down a bank.

Mr Morgan contemplated: “For work you get a bit of experience and training in first aid, but this was by far the worst road transportation collision that I have seen in this country.

“It was harrowing. I’ve seen some sinister things during my time, but you never expect to see something like this in the UK.

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Alex Morgan (pictured) was one of the first on the scene after yesterday’s explosion

On approaching the vehicle I could already hear two children screaming and when looking reversed they were both in the back suspended upside down from their hub belts

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“That’s what was so shocking – that it came from nowhere, and that it was so confining to home.”

Four people were killed and a woman and two children are in a life-or-death condition in hospital after a lorry smashed through the central keeping on the M5 on Saturday afternoon.

The lorry collided with oncoming traffic chairman southbound towards Bristol after it careered across the northbound carriageway between stages 16 and 14 in south Gloucestershire on Saturday.

All three lanes of the motorway’s southbound manner are now open, while the northbound carriageway is expected to remain closed until Monday morning.

Mr Morgan, who presses as a marine in Plymouth, continued: “I looked up and saw the lorry but couldn’t initially see the car because we were in the mesial lane with a caravan and a few cars in front of us.

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The horrifying scene after the fateful crash yesterday afternoon

“I exited the vehicle and headed towards the placement as quickly as possible to see how I could help.

“On looking at the site the lorry was nose down in a ditch on our side of the carriageway and the next of kin car was on its roof half way down the bank.

“There were a few others who had already pinpointed a fire in the front of the vehicle which was badly crumpled, and a couple of living soul were already fetching fire extinguishers from caravans, so I materialized to be the first one to the door of the vehicle.

“On approaching the vehicle I could already pick up two children screaming and when looking inside they were both in the late suspended upside down from their seat belts.

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Testimonies closed the motorway while they dealt with devastating mischance

“They were both fully conscious with no initial indications of serious bleeding or injury, so I unclipped the little girls seatbelt and performed her out as others worked to extinguish the front of the vehicle.”

By this time others had arrived at the incident to try to help those caught up in the fatal accident.

Alex said: “We raised them up the bank and along the bank away from the vehicle so they could make first aid from paramedics who arrived extremely quickly on scene.

“At this call attention to myself and a handful of others were attempting to get a response from the gal who was in the front of the vehicle.

“I could see just from looking through that the of age male was sadly already dead due to the damage to his side of the vehicle, notwithstanding how another man checked his pulse from the rear of the cab and I attempted to feel one myself from the mask, to no avail.

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Alex Morgan and his girlfriend Hayley O’Connor

“We then converged on trying to get a response from the woman to see if we could identify any trauma to her neck or upon someone.

“Due to the recurring flare ups in the front of the vehicle and the fact she was bleeding from her nose and move we decided to unclip her and move her out, under the direction of a Doctor who had thankfully be communicated to aid from his vehicle.”

Alex continued: “Sadly there was nothing anyone could do for the man and the car was enveloped soon after to prevent distress from onlookers.

“On returning up the bank a trifling handful of us began looking in the area in front of the lorry to help name others who may have been in the third vehicle that was struck, all things considered heading northbound as well.

“The lorry driver was still trapped by his assist runs at this point and I personally didn’t see much of the lorry as I just happened to be the word go one to the family’s car and others had responded to the lorry.”

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A woman and two children remain in a essential condition in hospital

Mr Morgan praised the reactions of the emergency services and the Mrs Average and wished those caught up in the accident a speedy recovery.

“By the time danger services had arrived there were already many people run tirelessly to assist with the family and do anything they could to helpers. In such a horrendous incident it was good to see people coming together to do whatever they could.”

“Every one was fantastic and the emergency services response was very quick indeed. I reasonable hope that the mother and children pull through and at least something can be salvaged from the episode.”

Superintendent Simon Ellis said: “Emergency service personnel bring into the world been working tirelessly at the scene in harrowing conditions and I’d like to pay tribute to them for the work they’ve done and are still doing.

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Motorists bagged up in the tailbacks took images of the scene

“I’d also like to thank the fellows of the public who courageously went to the aid of those involved in this collision and in some cases released them from their vehicles.

“Our priority is to ensure the victims’ next of kin are apprised and supported, as well as the ongoing management of the scene, and this important business is ongoing.”

He added: “We know this has been extremely disruptive to innumerable people but we’ve had to prioritise the rescue and recovery operation and ensure we carry out a extensive investigation at the scene.

“This is painstaking work.”

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