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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into lorry

A motorcyclist has been fatally injured following a road traffic collision with a lorry near Lichfield.

West Midland Ambulance Service attended the scene. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Midlands Ambulance Service, including the air ambulance from Cosford, received a call at about 8.45am yesterday and responded to the crash. However, the motorcyclist was confirmed dead at the scene.

Crews arrived to find a motorcycle and lorry that had been in collision. The man riding the motorcycle had suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

“Advanced life support was carried out by medics, with the support of an off duty fireman and retired police officer, but unfortunately despite their best efforts, sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was assessed and discharged at scene.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Fatal 6-vehicle crash on M40 leaves one man dead

Traffic on the M40 Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One man has died in a series crash on the M40 between J16 and J15, which happened at around midnight yesterday.

The accident involved three lorries and two cars and resulted in one vehicle catching fire. Significant damage has been caused to the road surface and restrictions are expected for most of the morning.

The collision is affecting both directions of traffic and has caused the motorway to close. However, there is a diversion in operation, which takes Southbound traffic North on the M42 to J6.

Warwickshire Police are appealing for any witnesses.


M6 closed both ways to rescue horses in breakdown

The M6 is closed to traffic in both directions between Junction 3 and Junction 3a at Coventry to rescue horses after the car pulling the horse box they were in broke down.

Highways England is currently dealing with the incident.

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: A50 closed at Uttoxeter

Two HGV's have been involved in a collision on the eastbound carriageway (towards Derby) and on the westbound carriageway (towards Stoke) a car and HGV have also collided.

Fire service and paramedics are dealing with the incident involving the two HGVs as the drivers of both vehicles has sustained injuries, one believed to the seriously.

The air ambulance is currently also at the location.

It is likely that the road will remain closed for a consideration time.

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