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Man left with 'potentially serious' injuries after M6 crash involving two lorries and van

A crash involving two lorries and a van has left one man with "potentially serious" injuries and caused an hour of delays and six miles of congestion.

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Two lanes were closed (of four) following the crash which involved two lorries and a van

Road users were warned to expect heavy delays after the collision on the southbound M6 between Junction 3a at Birmingham Airport and Junction 3 at Coventry on Friday morning.

Two lorries and a van were involved in the crash which led to the closure of two lanes (out of four) and over an hour's delays.

The driver of the van was treated on the scene by ambulance crews before being conveyed to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire with "potentially serious" injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a collision involving two lorries and a van on the southbound M6, between Junctions 3a and 3 at 9.37am.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene, together with an ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

"There was one patient, a man who was the van driver. He was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire."

National Highways advised road users to allow extra time for travel if using the route, or to find alternative routes of travel.

On X, formerly Twitter, National Highways said: "2 lanes (of 4) remain closed on the M6 southbound in Warwickshire between J3a (M42) and J3 (Coventry) following a collision involving two lorries and a van.

"Recovery is now ongoing at the scene. There's a 60-minute delay on approach with six miles of congestion so allow extra time."