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Man arrested following collision with barrier on M6 Toll

A man has been arrested following a crash on the M6 Toll which left a woman needing hospital treatment.

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The crash happened on the M6 Toll Road between Brownhills and Lichfield. Photo: Google Street Map

The man was arrested following the incident on the southbound carriageway between junctions T6 for Brownhills and Burntwood and T5 for Lichfield and Burton on Tuesday at around 11.50pm.

It involved a Vauxhall Corsa colliding with a barrier and saw the road closed throughout the night and into Wednesday morning by Staffordshire Police before being reopened around 11am.

A teenage woman who had been a passenger in the car, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital for injuries not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Staffordshire Police also confirmed that a 21-year-old man, of no fixed address, had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and drug driving and was being questioned about the incident in custody.

The force has asked for anyone with any information to get in touch through calling 101 or on Live Chat on the Staffordshire Police website.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "A man has been arrested after a Vauxhall Corsa collided with a barrier on the M6 Toll yesterday (30 January).

"We got a call just after 11.50pm after someone saw the car come into collision on the southbound carriageway.

"Officers went to the scene and closed the road straight away.

"A woman in her late teens, who was a passenger in the car when it happened, was taken to hospital by West Midlands Ambulance Service. Her injuries aren’t thought to be life-threatening or life-changing at this time.

"A 21-year-old man, of no fixed address, who we think was driving the car, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and drug driving.

"He is being questioned about what happened in custody today (31 January).

"The toll road was kept shut overnight. It has since been re-opened today and we’d like to thank people for their patience and understanding in the area following a period of disruption.

"Anyone who saw the collision or those with dashcam footage of the area at the time are asked to get in touch with us. Call 101, quoting incident 783 of 30 January, or message us using Live Chat on our website.

"To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "“We were called at 00.13am to the junction of the A5 and Barracks Lane in Brownhills, Walsall.

"Three ambulances attended the scene. Upon arrival we found a woman who had been involved in a road traffic collision nearby.

"She was assessed by ambulance staff and has sustained potentially serious injuries that were not life threatening.

"She received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene before being conveyed to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment.”

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