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M6 southbound reopens after crash

A motorcyclist was trapped under a car on the M6 this morning. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance

The M6 southbound carriageway has reopened after a major crash, which saw a motorcyclist trapped underneath a car.

The crash happened between J6 (Spaghetti Junction) and J5 (Castle Bromwich) at around 7am this morning. There is congestion back to J9 (Wednesbury).


M6 blocked after crash between motorcycle and car

The M6 Southbound is blocked between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction and J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) because of a crash between a car and a motorcycle. It happened at around 7am this morning.

There is congestion back to J7 A34 (Great Barr).

Traffic has been stopped to allow an air ambulance to land.

Man receives major trauma treatment after crashing car into telegraph pole

A man has been treated at a major trauma centre after crashing his car into a telegraph pole.

The car following the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The incident happened outside the Beech Hotel in Derby Road, Stretton in Staffordshire, just after 6.30pm on Monday evening.

The driver a 31 year old man had managed to get himself out of the car, but there was a ‘bullseye’ in the windscreen. He initially appeared to be uninjured but his level of consciousness dropped as he was being assessed which indicated a head injury. The man was also complaining of pain in his lower left leg. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution.

“After an assessment, it was agreed that he should go to a major trauma centre. Given the proximity to the Tattenhill airfield, the ambulance took the man to the Midlands Air Ambulance based there and the man was then flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Friends mourn 'irreplaceable loss' of crash victim

Tributes have been pouring in after the tragic death of Rebecca McManus, who was killed after a car ploughed into a bus stop in Hagley Road West on Saturday.


Police name woman killed in Birmingham crash

21-year-old Rebecca died on Saturday evening Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have named a young woman who was killed in a car crash over the weekend as Rebecca McManus.

Officers were called to Hagley Road West at just before 7:50pm on Saturday (31 May), after a car ploughed into a bus stop and hit two women.

21-year-old Rebecca was treated by medical staff but died at the scene.

The other woman, also aged 21, was seriously hurt and is in hospital in a critical condition.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is continuing to help police with their enquiries.

Witness describes 'tragic' scenes at site of crash

A Birmingham resident who witnessed the fatal collision at a bus-stop near Beechwood Road, has described how the driver 'lost control'.

Furquan Shamsi claims the car had been travelling at high speed before the crash:

He lost control, smashed into the bus stop and went into the girls waiting there. The noise was so loud and was just awful. The car ended up in the park about 100 yards down from the bus stop. The park was busy with people enjoying the weather, so I’m amazed more people weren’t hurt. I ran over to help and saw two women lying on the ground. The paramedics were trying to revive one of the girls by a tree on the park but it was clear she had already gone. It looked like the girls were heading into town to enjoy a night out and then that happens. It’s so tragic.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, in charge of the police investigation, said:

We need witnesses to come forward and help our enquiries. It doesn’t matter how minor you believe the information you hold is, it could be vital to us.

Man arrested after fatal Birmingham bus-stop crash

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving Credit: PA

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died and a second was critically injured when a car smashed into a Birmingham bus stop on Saturday night.

A woman in her 20's - yet to be named - was killed when a car mounted the pavement after leaving Hagley Road West on the inter-city carriageway, near Beechwood Road at around 8pm.

There were several witnesses to the tragedy and her family have been informed.

The second woman was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries and her condition is still critical.

Motorcyclist dies following crash in Herefordshire

A motorcyclist has died and his partner is seriously injured following a crash in Herefordshire.

It happened just after 5pm on Saturday on the A44 between Leominster and Monkland and involved a blue and white Suzuki motorbike and a blue Vauxhall Insignia car.

51-year-old Paul Carr was pronounced dead at the scene.

His partner, 54-year-old partner Karen Fisher was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where her condition is described as serious but stable.

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