M5 delays: Crash shuts motorway as lorry and car overturn

A busy stretch of the M5 was closed after a crash where a car overturned and a lorry left the motorway.

A crash involving a lorry and a car closed the M5 southbound. Photo: Highways England
A crash involving a lorry and a car closed the M5 southbound. Photo: Highways England

The collision happened early on Saturday morning and blocked the M5 southbound between Junction 5 for Droitwich and Junction 6 at Worcester.

It left a car and a lorry on their sides, with the lorry crashing through a barrier and leaving the carriageway.

Images from the scene showed the HGV on the embankment leaning onto the lane.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, Fire Service and West Mercia Police all attended the collision but the extent of any injuries has not yet been confirmed.

There were long delays as a result, with a diversion in place while the southbound motorway was closed for the crash scene to be cleared.

All but one lane was then reopened at around 11.30am before the final lane was opened at around 3pm once the barriers had been repaired.

The northbound road stayed open as normal.

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