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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.


Police criticise drivers who ignored warning signs during M6 medical emergency

Motorway Police have hit out at motorists who ignored a warning sign to keep a lane clear for emergency services.

Police and ambulance teams were trying reach a man who had suffered a cardiac arrest on the region’s busiest stretch of motorway on the M6 earlier today.

Officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group criticised drivers who disregarded a red X sign above the hard shoulder of the M6 Southbound near Walsall.

They also thanked those drivers who had offered their assistance.

The M6 southbound was blocked between Junction 11 for Cannock and J10 for Walsall when the motorist was taken ill at about 12.15pm.

Police and medics were called to the scene and the motorway was shut in both directions to allow emergency services to reach the sick driver.

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