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Man arrested for filming crash... while driving on M6

A man has been arrested after officers spotted him filming a four-vehicle crash on the M6 - while behind the wheel himself.

The man was stopped by officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group, who said they were "gobsmacked" when they noticed the man had both hands off the steering wheel as he drove past.

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1/2 At earlier serious RTC gobsmacked when driver passing scene had both hands off the steering wheel filming scene on his phone

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2/2 driver of car even more shocked when we pulled him over and he was dealt with and is now going to court!

The crash, between junctions five and six of the M6 northbound, involved four lorries and caused major delays for most of the day.

One person taken to hospital after lorries crash on M6

One person was taken to hospital following a motorway pile-up involving four lorries on the M6 motorway earlier today.

The crash, between junctions five and six through Birmingham, caused major delays and miles of tailback.

One of the lorry drivers was taken to City Hospital in Birmingham, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

All lanes have now been reopened.

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Police urge drivers to avoid M6 after serious crash

Police have warned drivers to steer clear of the M6 after a major smash along the Birmingham stretch of the motorway.

Two lanes are closed on the northbound carriageway at junction six after a four-vehicle crash.

The scene near junction six on the M6 northbound
The scene near junction six on the M6 northbound Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

Long delays can be expected, with tailbacks stretching beyond junction 4a for the M42.

Taking to Twitter, West Midlands Police warned people to take alternative routes, writing: "Two lanes of M6 closed northbound at junction six following a collision. Delays expected - please avoid the area if poss."

Cameras at junction 4a for the M42 show the extent of the tailback
Cameras at junction 4a for the M42 show the extent of the tailback Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

PICTURES: Gridlock on M6 after four-vehicle crash

Long delays are being reported after a major four-vehicle crash on the M6 motorway through Birmingham this morning.

Two lane are closed between junctions five and six on the northbound carriageway due to the crash.

The scene on the M6 northbound this morning
The scene on the M6 northbound this morning Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

Fire crews and the ambulance service are at the scene.

The scene on the M6 northbound this morning
The scene on the M6 northbound this morning Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

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Three people taken to hospital after M6 crash

Three people were taken to hospital after a major motorway crash involving three HGVs and a car - though all escaped serious injury.

The smash happened between junctions six and seven of the M6 through Birmingham shortly after 3pm yesterday, closing off the northbound carriageway for several hours and causing major delays in the area.

The state of one of the HGVs after the crash yesterday
The state of one of the HGVs after the crash yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

One of the lorry drivers and the car driver were taken to Sandwell Hospital, while the other lorry driver was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

The motorway was reopened in the early hours of this morning and no delays are currently reported.

Read: M6 northbound closed after three lorries and car crash

Chaos on M6 after tree falls and lands on passing lorry

A tree caused chaos on the M6 motorway this afternoon when it toppled over - and landed onto a passing lorry.

The tree fell onto a lorry on the M6
The tree fell onto a lorry on the M6 Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A second lorry and a recovery truck carrying a car were also involved in the crash, which happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 16 at around 3.45pm.

Nobody was injured, but the fall forced two lanes to be closed off.

Heavy traffic and long delays are reported.

The recovery operation
The recovery operation Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Elderly driver stopped after travelling the wrong way down M6

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Vehicle was just spotted by West Mids traffic travelling wrong way on M6 south between J3&4. Excellent work by professional truck drivers..

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@cmpg who shaddowed the vehicle while travelling north and warned oncoming traffic.Vehicle stopped wrong way in lane 3.Elderly driver.

Police have tonight stopped an elderly driver travelling the wrong way down the M6 motorway (south), between junctions 3 and 4 in Warwickshire.

Officers have praised professional truck drivers on the northbound side, who shadowed the vehicle and warned oncoming traffic of the danger.

The vehicle was driving in the wrong direction in lane three when it was stopped and escorted off the motorway network.

The driver is now being dealt with by Warwickshire Police.

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