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M6 near Coventry closed after collision involving lorry and car

Felix Nobes 7th Aug, 2018 Updated: 7th Aug, 2018

THE M6 northbound has been shut due to a collision involving a lorry and a car – while traffic is at a standstill.

The crash occurred half a mile from Corley services between Coventry and Bedworth on junction three.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said one person has been taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) while the fire service was called to remove the roof of the car involved.

Highways England has warned of long delays.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 12:59. We sent one ambulance and one paramedic officer.

“The collision took place half a mile from Corley services on the M6 northbound.

“The crew updated us saying it did not need an air ambulance but called for the fire service to assist with removing the roof of the car.

“The patient involved was complaining of neck and back pain.

“We were told it was initially just junctions one and two which were shut but junction three has now also been shut.

“The patient said the car had spun 360 degrees and come to a stop.

“The patient was immobilised and given pain relief and then sent to UHCW.”

Highways England tweeted: “Warwickshire Fire Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Central Motorway Police Group are on scene with the collision on the M6, West Midlands northbound between junction three – Coventry and Bedworth – and junction 3A.

“The road is NOW CLOSED to allow all emergency services to deal with the collision, long delays in the area. Please plan ahead.”

Highways England tweeted an update at around 3.30pm: “The road has RE-OPENED, delays remain in the area and should now begin to ease.

“Thank you for your patience today.”

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