M6 delays after lorry crashes into bridge near Stafford

By Harry Leather | Stafford | Transport | Published:

A man has been taken to hospital after the lorry he was driving crashed into a bridge on the M6.

The aftermath of the crash on the M6. Photo: Highways England

There have been long delays on the motorway for more than 12 hours as a result of the crash, which happened in Staffordshire in the early hours of this morning.

Two out of three lanes have been closed since the lorry crashed into a bridge pillar on the northbound carriageway between Junction 14 for Stafford and Junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent at around 2.30am.

The driver is not thought to have been seriously injured and nobody else was hurt in the crash.

The aftermath of the crash on the M6. Photo: Highways England

Traffic was initially fully stopped as police and highways officers cleared debris from the scene but vehicles are now able to pass in lane three.

Structural engineers are now at the scene assessing the damage and firefighters are helping to clear up a diesel spill.

Highways England said specialists were there to recovery the lorry and thanked drivers for their patience.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 2.37am to reports of a lorry that had crashed into a bridge on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 14 and 15.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was the lorry driver.

"He was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment."

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star

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