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.
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.
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.
All lanes on the M6 northbound at J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) have now been reopened.
Long delays are still reported in the area as traffic clears.
People flying with Air France are warned of possible delays and last-minute cancellations due to strike action by pilots. There will be potential disruption until Monday.
For more information, see the Air France website.
The A5127 Aston Bridge in Aston, Birmingham, is still closed due to structural inspections at Aston Road (Dartmouth Circus).
It follows an accident on Friday evening where a vehicle crashed into the bridge support.
One lane is closed on the M6 southbound just after J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction due to accident recovery work.
Congestion back to J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall). Travel time is around 45 minutes.
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.
Through the selfless fundraising of teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, the Teenage Cancer Trust will be able to invest:
- £2.9 million for the improvement of units across seven cities in England and Scotland
- £1.2 million on training cancer nurses and support staff
- £500,000 in digital information services for young cancer patients
- £200,000 for the Find Your Sense of Tumour event where youngsters with cancer can get together
- Plus 50 Stephen Sutton scholarships for a postgraduate certificate in teenage and young adult cancer care at Coventry University
The mother teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, who raised £5 million for charity, has said that "his positivity will live on" through his campaign:
My son Stephen was courageous and inspirational. His selfless fundraising and positive attitude touched people across the world and the huge outpouring of love and support he received in return was humbling ...
This money will make a significant difference to other young people with cancer and that would have made Stephen very happy.
Stephen showed us how incredibly powerful even very small positive acts can be when lots of people get involved. I'm immensely proud of everything he achieved. We will never forget Stephen, and his positivity will live on through Stephen's Story for Teenage Cancer Trust.
A teenager who died of bowel cancer has left an astonishing legacy after his campaign raised £5 million for charity.
After being diagnosed with the disease aged 15, Stephen Sutton devoted the rest of his life to raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Stephen aimed to raise £10,000 for the charity as part of his 46-item bucket list, but donations flooded in as his positive attitude won the hearts of people around the world.
The charity says that between Stephen's fundraising page and other donations he inspired, it will be able to "be more ambitious" than it ever expected.
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