All lanes reopened after serious M6 collision near Rugby

One of the cars involved in the collision. NNL-160517-114752001
One of the cars involved in the collision. NNL-160517-114752001

Delays are easing on the M6 southbound after a collision between junctions two and one closed the road earlier today.

The crash involved three cars and a lorry and left one person trapped, meaning that firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue had to release the casualty using hydraulic cutting equipment.

The incident occured just before 7.45am this morning (Tuesday) and resulted in debris being strewn across the carriageway.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The crash happened about half a mile before junction one on the southbound carriageway.

“When crews arrived, they found three cars and a lorry at the scene. One of the cars was badly damaged as was a section of the Armco crash barrier. There was debris across all three lanes.

“Thankfully, the injuries were not too serious, which allowed traffic to start moving again while emergency services worked at the scene.

“A man in his 40s was helped out of vehicle before being taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry with a suspected head injury.

“Three other patients were discharged at the scene. A 24-year-old woman had aches and pains, a 32-year-old man was complaining of minor neck pain and a man in his 40s was uninjured after assessment.”

The Highways Agency also tweeted an update. They said: “We’ve managed to get all vehicles on to the hard shoulder to complete recovery.

“All lanes are now open M6 S/B J2-J1. Delays are easing well.”