Police appeal for witnesses following 30ft lorry fall in Warwickshire

Police officers investigating a crash on the M42 motorway where a lorry fell from a flyover on to the M6 Toll, are appealing for witnesses.

The lorry was travelling on the M42 northbound at around 6:30pm yesterday evening (April 8), when it is believed it collided with a car travelling the same way.

The lorry then jack-knifed across all three lanes and veered over the edge of the flyover on to the M6 Toll northbound, approximately 30ft below.

The 55-year-old driver was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he is being treated for leg and ankle injuries.

The 49-year-old driver of the Ford Mondeo was not injured in the collision.

The M42 northbound was closed for collision examiners to attend the scene, and the M6 Toll was also closed to traffic.

The M6 Toll opened at 6am this morning following resurfacing.

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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.