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Boy and two women taken to hospital after M6 crash

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.

Firefighters leave scene of M6 crash

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.


HGV driver tests at over three times legal alcohol limit

An HGV driver from Belgium has been taken to hospital by police after a breathalyser test showed him to be more than three times over the legal alcohol limit.

The driver pulled over near junction seven of the M6 at Perry Barr and used the SOS telephone to call for help, saying he felt unwell.

But when officers tested him, they found he was testing at 116 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

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