A Polish lorry driver who drove the wrong way down the M6 while he was three times over the legal drink-drive limit has been jailed for eight weeks and banned for three years.
Tomasz Kruchowski was stopped by police at around 2am on Monday when they saw the lorry travelling away from the M6 junction on the wrong carriageway.
The 35-year-old pleaded guilty at Walsall Magistrates Court.
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Two adults and four children including a baby, have been taken to hospital after a road traffic collision on the M6. West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called to a single vehicle collision near the M6 at Junction 2 (North) near Coventry just after 6.10pm.
A woman in her thirties was treated for back pain. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.
“Three children, a male (2 years); and two females (3 and 6 years of age) were treated for minor injuries. All four patients were taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.
“A 2 month old baby boy was thrown clear of the vehicle. The baby was treated for serious head injuries and airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The father of the child, who was uninjured in the incident, travelled with the child to hospital.
Delays northbound on the M6 between junction 2 (M69/Coventry) and 3A.
Delays southbound on the M6 between junction 5 (Castle Bromwich) and 3 (A444).
All lanes have now reopened on the M6 in both directions after an earlier crash near Corley Services.
There are still delays in the area of junction 3 and reports of heavy traffic in Coventry due to diverted traffic.
Traffic bosses say delays are easing on the M6 near Corley Services after an earlier crash involving a mini bus and the central reservation.
All lanes now open with minimal delays #M6 S/B J3a-J3 following an earlier accident. Lane 3 closed N//B. Will update when this clears
All lanes have now reopened southbound between 3a (M6 Toll) and 3 (A444/Nuneaton/Coventry/Bedworth). One lane remains closed northbound as barrier repairs are carried out.
West Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed that a boy and two women have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M6 near Coventry.
It happened just after 15:15 on the southbound stretch near Corley Services. Both sides of the motorway were closed for a short while as fire crews helped to rescue those involved in the crash.
Paramedics said those taken to hospital were not seriously injured. The motorway is open but there are long delays in the area.
Just leaving road accident on m6. Have released two adults from a minibus after a crash into central reservation. M6 slowly reopening
Firefighters have tweeted that a crash that has left huge delays on the M6 near Corley Services involved a minibus colliding with the central reservation, according to fire crews.
Sheldon Fire Station has just tweeted that crews rescued two adults at the scene and the road is slowly being reopened.
The M6 remains blocked southbound around junction 3 for Coventry because of a multi-vehicle accidents.
There are reports drivers have been getting out of their cars because traffic is at a standstill. Drivers are advised to remain in their vehicles.
Northbound, two lanes have reopened, one remains closed between junction 3 (A444) and the M6 toll. Congestion is back to the M69 at junction 2.