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Ten mile tailbacks on M6 after lorry and caravan fire

The lorry on fire after the collision between the lorry and a car towing the caravan on the M6 Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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.

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Map showing the approximate location of the crash Credit: Google Maps

When fire crews arrived on the scene they found the heavy goods vehicle on fire.

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:

“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. “

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

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