A motorist was taken to hospital after the car he was in was involved in a crash with a lorry on the M6 in the Black Country today.
The crash happened at around 9.30am between junction eight, for the M5, and nine, for Wednesbury.
The accident blocked the hard shoulder and first lane of the motorway, with motorists left facing delays.
Highways Agency and police officers were called to the scene at 9.38am and began clearing the scene.
While ambulance crews attended to the 54-year-old driver of the Ford car from Coleshill who was having difficulty breathing. West Midlands Ambulance paramedic Huw Jones tweeted from the scene.
He said: “Two lanes closed at the moment and tailbacks on the M5 and M6. Hopefully the road will be fully open again shortly.
“He was immobilised with a collar and long board as a precaution.
“Highways Agency Officers are doing their best to get the vehicles moved and the road open again.” After being treated at the scene he was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment. The man’s injuries are not thought to be serious.
Sarah Astbury Spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “The man has been taken to hospital for further tests to be carried out but at this moment in time his injuries do not seem serious.”
The motorway was cleared and one of the lanes re-opened by police and Highways Agency Officers, the hard shoulder remains closed while a recovery vehicle is brought in to the truck and car.
West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Huw Jones tweeted images from the scene