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UPDATE: M5 Crash Inquest Resumes

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:24pm 31st March 2014. (Updated at 8:44am 3rd April 2014)

An inquest hears from survivors of a motorway pile-up that claimed the life of a Gunnislake dad.

Kye Thomas and six others died when 37 vehicles collided on the M5.

It happened in November 2011 in thick fog,

One survivor has told a hearing in Taunton it was so thick it was like a white wall.

Another's described feeling like they were in a pinball machine because they were hit so many times.

One witness said there so many damaged cars it was like driving into a scrapyard.

The hearing has resumed after the trial of a firework display organiser collapsed.

Geoffrey Counsell was cleared of health and safety breaches at the nearby rugby club.

During that court hearing drivers described fog as being so thick it was like having a tin of paint thrown over the windscreen.

The hearing in Somerset is expected to last two weeks.

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