This nail-biting dashcam video captures the moment a confused pensioner drove the wrong way – down the fast lane of the motorway.
Shocking footage of the incident shows traffic driving southbound on the near-empty carriageway. Suddenly, a silver car whizzes past in the fast lane – going the wrong way.
Police said the man, in his 70s, shunted into several cars as he headed north on the M5 between junctions 24 and 25.
He was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after the incident, at 6.15pm on Tuesday.
Police were bombarded with calls from drivers ringing to report the chaos and arrived at the scene within 10 minutes.