There are tailbacks of up to ten miles and delays of an hour and a half after a lorry caught fire when it collided with a car towing a caravan on the M6 in Staffordshire last night.
The driver of the car is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after the crash between Stafford services and Junction 15 shortly after 4 o'clock this morning.
For a Google Map click here.
When fire crews arrived on the scene they found the heavy goods vehicle on fire.
Crews from Stafford and Stone dealing with RTC inv HGV and car towing caravan M6 14-15. HGV on fire. 1 male being treated by amb service
The driver of the car, who's thought to be in his thirties, suffered from serious head injuries and was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
The lorry driver needed only minor medical treatment.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said:
– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson
“Crews arrived on scene to find a lorry had been in collision with a car and caravan. The car and caravan were significantly damaged in the incident.
Medics treated the car driver, a man believed to be in his thirties, for serious head injuries.
The patient was anesthetised by a doctor and immobilised before being conveyed to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
The lorry driver was treated at the scene and later released. “
For the latest updates on travel disruption visit the ITV Central Travel page.