Pile up on motorway causes hours of chaos

The M6 near Rugby
The M6 near Rugby

TWO men were taken to hospital following a crash involving four lorries on the M6 near Rugby yesterday (Tuesday).

The crash happened just after 3.30am near to the road work between junctions one and two involving four lorries that were all travelling south.

Two men involved were taken to University Hospital in Coventry and a third man was also injured.

Traffic on the motorway was at a standstill for several hours.

Inspector Robin Clifton said: “I would like to thank motorists who were caught up in this morning’s tailbacks for their patience.

“Our first priority was the release of the driver who has suffered serious injuries before we could even think about removing the vehicles which were involved in the collision.

“It was a very complicated operation because of the location of the vehicles and the fact that they were heavily laden.

“We do not have all the circumstances of this morning’s incident but I would like to remind drivers of the importance of not travelling too close to the vehicle in front, particularly during bad weather, and to watch their speed.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, particularly any drivers travelling in the opposite direction, so that we can determine how it happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Darren Bailey on (01926) 415415.