An overturned car caused havoc on the M6 Northbound in Warwickshire this morning.
It happened between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and M6 J3A.
OPU dealing with RTC M6 northbound J3 to Corley. Just managed to re-open 1 lane. Patience & avoidance please. JA http://t.co/ZTAg5jKMEO
All three lane have now fully reopened.
M6 in both directions is blocked stationary traffic, long delays due to overturned lorry between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry), congestion on M6 to J3a M6 Toll South. Travel time is (Southbound) around 70 minutes.
A lorry travelling North has overturned following an accident involving several vehicles and crossed the central barriers, causing significant damage to the central reservation as a result. Delays of over an hour have been reported for Northbound traffic
Two men have been arrested after two HGVs collided on the M6 in Staffordshire.
The southbound carriageway was closed for a period of time after the collision, which happened at around 2.40am between J16 and J15.
One HGV driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Two men from the other lorry were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and having an insecure load. The pair, aged 39 and 42, have been taken into custody for questioning.
The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) has now launched an investigation into the accident.
The M6 Southbound is closed with queueing traffic due to debris on the road, a spillage and a serious accident involving two lorries between J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent/ Crewe) and J15 (Stoke-On-Trent)
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.