Car and lorry crash on the M6 causes huge fire but no injuries


Firefighters have successfully extinguished a car and a lorry which both caught fire after they crashed on the M6 northbound close to Penkridge, Staffordshire.

The lorry smashed into the back of the car causing both vehicles to ignite but, miraculously, did not cause any injuries.

The collision happened around 12pm on Tuesday (26 May) and the M6 remained closed on both sides of the carriageway as Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service battled the blaze.

A spokesman for Central Motorway Policing Group confirmed that "thankfully there were no injuries" and Staffordshire Fire Service and Highways England were working hard to reduce any disruption.

Highways England have now reopened lane 3 northbound and traffic is moving. They are asking for people to drive carefully past the scene where emergency services are still at work.

The police thanked motorists for their patience as many drivers were seen stood on the motorway waiting outside their cars in an attempt to keep cool.

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