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M6 blocked with hour-long delays after lorries and car crash

By David Banner | Wednesbury | Transport | Published:

Three people were injured after lorries and a car crashed blocking the M6 near Wednesbury.

One car with front end damage. Image: West Bromwich Fire Station/West Midlands Fire Service

Motorists faced delays of around an hour on the M6 close to the M5 link after the crash.

Emergency services were called to the northbound stretch between Junction 9 for Wednesbury and Junction 8 for the M5.

One of the lorries with significant front end damage. Image: West Bromwich Fire Station/West Midlands Fire Service

The crash happened at around 7.40am today involving multiple lorries and a car.

Two lorries and a car had significant front end damage in the collision which left debris in the roadway.

Lane one was blocked by the crash.

The crash happened on the M6 northbound at Wednesbury. Image: West Bromwich Fire Station/West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service said its crews treated three people at the scene.

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A man, who was driving one of the lorries, was treated before being taken Walsall Manor Hospital.

Two of the lorries which were involved in the crash on the M6 at Wednesbury. Image: West Bromwich Fire Station/West Midlands Fire Service

The second lorry driver, a man, was treated for minor injuries but did not need to go to hospital at this stage.

A woman, who was driving the car, was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital with minor injuries.

West Midlands Network, which oversees the region's roads, warned people to expect hour-long delays.

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