Three people taken to hospital following two separate crashes on the M6 near Rugby

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EMERGENCY services were called to two accidents on the M6 today (Thursday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was initially called to reports of a collision involving a car and a lorry on the northbound carriageway between junctions 1 and 2 at 11.30am today.

A paramedic area support officer attended in a rapid response vehicle along with an ambulance crew.

There were four men in the car involved in the collision.

The car driver was uninjured, two of the passengers had minor injuries, the third passenger had back and neck pain and was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

At 11.45am, West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to another collision, this time involving three lorries, again on the northbound carriageway near junction 1.

The paramedic area support officer who dealt with the original collision then attended this second incident.

He was joined by an Emergency Care Practitioner in a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance crews.

One of the lorry drivers had broken both wrists and had a cut to his head.

Another lorry driver had bumps and bruises.

Both were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The third lorry driver was uninjured.

Part of the M6 remains closed this afternoon near junction one while the clear up operation continues.

Diversions are in place.