M6 re-opens after serious collision involving lorry - The Solihull Observer

M6 re-opens after serious collision involving lorry

Solihull Editorial 3rd Aug, 2018 Updated: 3rd Aug, 2018   0

THE M6 has re-opened after lane closures and long delays caused by a serious collision involving a lorry.

West Midlands Police provided the update after the M6 northbound was closed between junctions 5 and 6.

Police say traffic is beginning to flow again after re-opening the Spaghetti Junction.

Highways England says emergency services were on scene as well as an air ambulance.

Perry Barr fire service said the crash had resulted in a man being trapped in his lorry.

There have been reports of severe delays in the past few hours.

Perry Barr fire service released images of the crash on Twitter and said: “Great work on the M6, man trapped in lorry.

“Released and on the way to hospital.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.44am to an accident between junctions five and six of the M6.

“We also sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

“We conveyed a man in his 20s who was trapped for a period of time due to the road traffic collision.

“Suspected leg injury and hip pain. He was given pain relief at the scene and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

Highways England advised using the ‘Hollow circle’ diversion route if travelling northbound.

It said: “Exit the M6 at J5 and take the exit on the roundabout for the A452 north towards Castle Vale.

“At the next roundabout join the A47 westbound towards the Fort Shopping Park.

“Continue on the A47 until the roundabout with the B4137 in Nechells.

“Join the B4137 westwards until the junction with the A5127.

“Take the A5127 north towards Salford Circus.

“At Salford Circus take the exit to re-join the M6 at J6.

“Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and may wish to consider alternative routes.”


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