Appeal for witnesses after serious M6 collision near Rugby

The Air Ambulance was called to the scene.
The Air Ambulance was called to the scene.

Warwickshire police is appealing for anyone who witnessed a serious collision on the M6 near Rugby this morning (Wednesday) to come forward with information.

The collision happened shortly after 11.30am and involved a blue Peugeot 206 which crossed the central reservation from the northbound carriageway to the southbound carriageway and overturned.

Emergency services were called and fire crews had to use specialist cutting equipment to free two casualties from the car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a blue car that had crossed the central reservation onto the southbound carriageway, suffering significant damage.

“A woman in the car had suffered multiple serious injuries. She was anaesthetised at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry.

“A man in the car suffered shoulder and arm injuries. He was taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.

“Thankfully, no cars travelling south were involved in the crash, otherwise the scene could have been considerably more complex.”

The motorway was closed in both directions between junctions two for Coventry and one for Rugby to allow the air ambulance to land and accident investigators to gather information.

Police opened one carriageway each way at the earliest opportunity and the motorway re-opened fully at 2.40pm.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw the car, and the manner in which it was being driven, before the collision occurred.

Anyone with information should call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 166 of July 20.