Two lanes closed and long delays between J2 (M69) and J1 (Rugby) because of a crash involving three vehicles and an oil spillage.
Police officers investigating a crash on the M42 motorway where a lorry fell from a flyover on to the M6 Toll, are appealing for witnesses.
The lorry was travelling on the M42 northbound at around 6:30pm yesterday evening (April 8), when it is believed it collided with a car travelling the same way.
The lorry then jack-knifed across all three lanes and veered over the edge of the flyover on to the M6 Toll northbound, approximately 30ft below.
The 55-year-old driver was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he is being treated for leg and ankle injuries.
The 49-year-old driver of the Ford Mondeo was not injured in the collision.
The M42 northbound was closed for collision examiners to attend the scene, and the M6 Toll was also closed to traffic.
The M6 Toll opened at 6am this morning following resurfacing.
A lorry driver and other road users on the M6 Toll had an ‘amazing’ escape according to ambulance crews, after a lorry left a flyover on the M42 and crashed onto the M6 Toll near Coleshill.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near T1 on the M6 Toll just before 6:30pm.
The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, along with ground teams were sent to the scene.
– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision following reports of a lorry coming off a flyover on the M42 and landing on the northbound M6 Toll road.
Crews treated the lorry driver – a man in his 50s – for serious lower leg fractures, neck and back pain and facial lacerations.
The driver managed to crawl out of his cab where he was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment.
An eye witness said the lorry went through the barrier on the raised section of the M42 where it goes over the M6 Toll.
More information to follow.
Being stuck in traffic ranks as the biggest day-to-day niggle among people living in the Midlands, a survey has revealed.
A survey of 1,000 people commissioned by Kenco Millicano found that 17 per cent of those from the Midlands rated traffic congestion as their top niggle, while spam messages came a close second with 11 per cent of the vote.
Our transport correspondent Keith Wilkinson came across this rather unusual sight on the M6 motorway today.It's a steam locomotive heading by lorry to the Severn Valley Railway in Worcestershire.
80072 will be chugging up and down on the heritage railway between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, starting with this weekend's Spring Steam Gala.The Standard tank locomotive, built in Brighton in 1953, spent more than 20 years in a scrapyard but was saved and restored by enthusiasts.
The engine was today being transported by road from the North Norfolk Railway and is pictured here in a layby close to the turn-off to Lutterworth in Leicestershire.
It will be moving again after its three-week stint on the SVR - to the steam railway at Llangollen in Wales.80072 used to pull trains between Leamington and Birmingham and was once a familiar sight at Snow Hill.
Police have named the three people killed in a crash on the M6 in Staffordshire yesterday. They were two young brothers: Adnan Habib, aged 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, aged 4, and a 32-year-old woman, Bushra Tazarib.
They were travelling from their home in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to a family wedding in Greater Manchester.
Two women who were also injured in the incident have been discharged from hospital. One was the mother of the two boys and was driving the car. The other was also a relative.
Police are continuing to appeal for information about the incident. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Central Motorway Police Group's Collision Investigation Unit on 01785 234094.
The auction for the M6 motorway has been taken off eBay.
The site now reads the item is 'no longer available'.
Earlier today, the bidding reached £153,755.00 with 60 bidders.
The M6 motorway has appeared on the online auction site Ebay.
Here is a list of the most unusual things which have appeared on the site, according to Ebay.
- Britney Spears' hair. After the singer had her hair cut off, the salon put the cuttings online. But site policy meant they had to be removed.
Hornet fighter jet. It had been bought from a scrapyard and the owner offered to have it restored for a 'buy it now price' of $9,000,00.
New Zealand. Someone in Australia tried to sell the country back in 2006.
Hollywood sign. It went for $450,400 back in 2005.
Group of four Australian men. Four men sold themselves on the site, guaranteeing a weekend of 'fun, laughs and beer'. They sold for $1,300.
A disgruntled commuter has put the M6 up for sale on auction site Ebay.
He claims the item is "used" and "not in great condition". It's "always in need of roadworks", so to compensate Corley Services will be thrown in for free.
60 bids have now been placed and the offer stands at £153,755 at 10:00.