Appeal after driver suffers 'life-changing injuries' in M6 lorry crash

By Thomas Parkes | Wednesbury | News | Published:

An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a motorway crash which left a truck driver with life-changing leg injuries.

Stock image: There was long delays on the M6

A flat-bed goods vehicle crashed into a lorry on the M5 southbound, between Junction 9 for Wednesbury and Junction 8 for the M5 link.

It happened just after 3.30pm on Thursday, with the motorway closed for four hours after the crash.

The 26-year-old driver of the smaller vehicle was taken to hospital with leg injuries and remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the HGV stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This collision occurred in heavy traffic and involved at least three vehicles.

"It’s one of the busiest stretches of motorway in the region and I’m hopeful that someone will have captured the collision on dash-cam video or witnessed what happened or the build-up to the collision.

“Apologies to anyone caught up in the tailback but the ambulance crew were treating a seriously injured man and our officers needed time to examine the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on email at, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight.

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Thomas Parkes

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