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Overturned car causes havoc on M6 Northbound

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.

All three lane have now fully reopened.

ROADS: M6 blocked in both directions at J2 and J3

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


Men arrested after crash on M6 in Staffordshire

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.

An investigation into the accident is under way Credit: Frank Leonhardt/DPA/Press Association Images

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.

Drunk wrong-way motorway Polish lorry driver jailed

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.


Family including baby injured in M6 collision

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.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

Long delays on the M6 tonight after earlier accident

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).


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 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.

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