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ROADS: M5 northbound, Worcestershire

If you're heading out of the region on the M5 northbound, please be aware of delays in Worcestershire following a multi-vehicle accident.

Two lanes are closed between J7 A44 (Worcester / Evesham) and J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester).

Congestion is back to J8 M50 and matrix signs are set to 40 mph.

Police are currently establishing a suitable diversion route.

Four taken to hospital after M4 crash

Four people were taken to hospital after a coach and three cars collided on the M4 near Bristol this afternoon. It happened between junctions 19(M32) and 20 (M5).

Afurther 29 patients – including all the occupants of the coach and a family offour in one of the cars – were assessed, treated and cleared on scene.

The four patientsrequiring hospital treatment were in two of the cars – the most seriouslyinjured being a woman who suffered chest injuries, including potential broken ribs.

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Officers continue M5 crash investigation

Officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision on the M5. Enquiries centre on the weather conditions at the time of the collision and how the bus came to be stationary in the carriageway. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw the bus travelling along the M5 prior to the collision.

– INSPECTOR MARK WATKINS, COLLISION INVESTIGATION UNIT, WEST MIDLANDS POLICE

You can find out more about the latest on the investigation on the West Midlands Police website.

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