30ft motorway lorry fall

A lorry has caused travel disruption this evening (April 8) near Coleshill, Warwickshire, after falling from the raised section, a witness has said.

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'Amazing' escape for lorry driver says ambulance service

A lorry driver and other road users on the M6 Toll had an ‘amazing’ escape according to ambulance crews, after a lorry left a flyover on the M42 and crashed onto the M6 Toll near Coleshill.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near T1 on the M6 Toll just before 6:30pm.

The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, along with ground teams were sent to the scene.

Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision following reports of a lorry coming off a flyover on the M42 and landing on the northbound M6 Toll road.

Crews treated the lorry driver – a man in his 50s – for serious lower leg fractures, neck and back pain and facial lacerations.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The driver managed to crawl out of his cab where he was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment.

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