An HGV driver had an 'amazing escape' after his lorry left the flyover on the M42 and crashed onto the M6 toll near Coleshill in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the 50-year-old lorry driver, along with other road users, had an "amazing escape". The lorry driver was treated for serious lower leg fractures, and was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
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.
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.
87 people were arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match yesterday.
Police began arresting dozens of people on suspicion of violent disorder at The Granby pub in Nuneaton town centre ahead of Nuneaton's match against Lincoln City FC.
More than 80 people arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match have been released on bail. The arrests were in connection with an incident of "violent disorder" ahead of a fixture between home side Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.
Nuneaton Town Chief Executive Ian Neale says police went to The Granby pub to organise an escort to town for Nuneaton fans, but only three people said they were interested in going to the match:
Police began arresting dozens of people on suspicion of violent disorder at The Granby pub in Nuneaton town centre Saturday afternoon.
62 people were arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match. Riot police were called to deal with violent disorder after problems at several pubs in Nuneaton in Warwickshire yesterday.
- Officers from three forces and the British Transport Police had to be brought in shortly before 10.30am after reports of trouble
- The arrests were made before a non-league fixture between home side Nuneaton Town FC and Lincoln City FC
- Nuneaton Town chief executive Ian Neale said the trouble was nothing to do with the football club or its supporters
Speaking to the media outside the court building, Warwickshire's community safety spokesman, councillor Richard Hobbs, apologised for the fire authority's failings.
Mr Hobbs said:
Explaining how he calculated the level of the fine, Mr Justice MacDuff said:
Warwickshire County Council has been fined £30,000 for health and safety breaches at the Atherstone fire.