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Man trapped by collapsed dashboard in crash on M6

A workman was left trapped by his legs for more than an hour after a crash between a flatbed van and an HGV on the M6 this morning.

The man, aged 52, was the front seat passenger in the van and was trapped when the front of the vehicle crumpled in the smash, with the dashboard pinning his legs down.

Long delays on the M6 northbound Credit:

Emergency crews were called to the northbound carriageway at junction two for Coventry shortly before 5am.

Paramedics and firefighters worked for around 75 minutes to free the man. He was then taken to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire suffering injuries to his leg and head.

Traffic was at a standstill due to the closure of the carriageway Credit:

The middle seat rear passenger in the van, a man in his early 20s, was taken to the same hospital with minor neck pain.

Two other passengers and the driver, along with the lorry driver, were discharged at the scene.

The motorway was initially completely closed, but has since been reopened.



One lane of the northbound carriageway of the M6 through Warwickshire is closed due to a crash between a car and a lorry at J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry).

All three lanes had been closed earlier.

Traffic is at a standstill on the M6 Credit:

Long queues on the M6 after lorry overturns

Tailbacks of up to three miles are being reported on the M6 northbound in Warwickshire after a lorry carrying hay overturned.

The hay wagon tipped over near J3A at around 1.15pm today. Credit:

The carriageway is closed between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill).

The hay wagon tipped over near J3A at around 1.15pm today.

Drivers are being urged to find alternative routes.

The carriageway is closed between J2 and J4 Credit:

Two in hospital after car burst into flames in crash

Two people have been taken to hospital after a car burst into flames when it crashed in Warwickshire today.

Paramedics were called to Alcester Road in Little Alne, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden at around 8.40am to reports of a crash between two cars.

The crash happened in Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

One of the cars - a red Corsa - was left little more than a shell after catching fire. The driver, aged 18, was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment.

His two passengers, who were of a similar age, were discharged at the scene.

The Corsa was left little more than a burned-out shell after setting alight Credit: Wes

The driver of the second car, a silver Ford, was treated for back and neck pain. The man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered neck and back pain and was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.


Man found dead in Warwickshire linked to hotel murder

Premier Inn in Bedford where woman's body was found Credit: ITV News Central

Police say they believe the man they found dead on a railway line in Nuneaton in Warwickshire yesterday was the partner of a woman who's body was found in a hotel room in Bedfordshire.

Police launched a murder inquiry after finding the woman's body in a premier inn in Bedford. She was believed to be in her forties.

Officers have said they are now not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Teenage boy sexually assaulted in Nuneaton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Nuneaton on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for information about the attack Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The boy was walking home on Manor Court Road on Sunday, 7 September, at around 9:30pm, when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.

The man grabbed him and then touched him in a sexually inappropriate manner. As the victim fled, the suspect ran off towards the Abbey Green Area.

Warwickshire police are looking for a white man, around 6’2’’ tall, of a muscular/average build, with very short or shaven hair. He was wearing a pale hooded top and black straight legged jeans.

Potential reading record breakers arriving at Warwick

Parents and their children are arriving at Warwick Castle ahead of their world record attempt this morning.

Parents and their children are arriving at Warwick Castle Credit: ITV News Central

Around 250 parents are going to try and break the record for the number of parents reading the same book to their children at the same time.

They are to attempt to break a reading world record Credit: ITV News Central
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