FURTHER M6 UPDATE: Motorway closure extended

The M6 near Rugby
The M6 near Rugby

THE M6 could now be closed until at least 4.30pm today (Monday).

The southbound carriageway of the motorway is closed between junction 2 up until where it connects with the M1.

The slip road at junction two in Coventry and the slip road at junction one at Rugby are also both closed.

The motorway has been closed since 7.30am this morning following a serious accident.

It was initially scheduled to be reopened at 10am this morning. It was then put back to 1.30pm and the latest reports show it won’t be open until at least 4.30pm this afternoon.

There is miles of stationary traffic which is at a standstill back to junction four while motorists wait for the road to reopen.

A man was seriously injured in the accident - involving a lorry, a car and two vans - happened at junction one of the M6 near Rugby on the southbound carriageway at around 7.30am.

Three ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, an incident support officer and a doctor all attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found a lorry, a car and two vans that had been in a significant collision.

“The man driving the car suffered serious head injuries and was unconscious when ambulance crews arrived. The man received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised.

“The man, believed to be in his 50’s, was transferred by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“Three other men, believed to have been travelling in the vans, suffered multiple minor injuries and were treated at the scene. They were all transferred by land ambulance to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The man driving the lorry was checked over at the scene by ambulance crews but did not require hospital treatment.

“Four other people at the scene did not require treatment.”

The Rugby Advertiser will update you on the motorway closure and when it is reopen as soon as more information is released.