Three hurt after crash at Catthorpe interchange

The scene of the accident. Picture: WMAS
The scene of the accident. Picture: WMAS

Catthorpe interchange was the scene of another accident this morning that left three people injured and caused severe delays for traffic.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service received calls just after 7.30am to a road traffic collision on the M6, between junction 1 and the M1. The incident involved two lorry and a van, with the van catching fire. Two fire engines were sent from Rugby along with a specialist rescue vehicle from Coleshill.

A propane cylinder was involved in the blaze, so fire crews set up an exclusion zone for safety reasons. Two lanes were closed southbound while the scene was cleared.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two HGVs in collision with a van on the southbound carriageway of the M6.

“Three men travelling in the van, and believed to be in their 20s and 30s, received minor injuries. They managed to escape from the van before the vehicle caught fire.

“They were conveyed to University Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

“The two lorry drivers involved in the incident were assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.”

Major work at the interchange is currently being carried out to improve safety.