M6 UPDATE: Motorway still closed and man seriously injured in four vehicle pile-up near Rugby

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A MAN has been seriously injured after a four vehicle accident on the M6 motorway this morning (Monday).

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 motorway between junction two and where it connects with the M1 has been closed since the accident causing traffic chaos around the area.

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

It is expected the motorway will now reopen at 1.30pm.