UPDATE: M6 reopens after serious five-vehicle crash near Rugby


The M6 has reopened after a crash involving three cars and two vans, with a man seriously injured, near Rugby this morning (Friday, March 24).

The man in his 50s was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire after being rescued from his car following the collision with the rear of a lorry shortly after 8.30am.

Two other people were also hospitalised with minor injuries in the crash – four others, including two young children, were checked over by paramedics but unhurt.

Investigating police officers are appealing for any information or dashcam footage of the incident on the southbound carriageway between junctions two and three.

The motorway was shut for hours before reopening at around 1.25pm, but motorists suffered major delays and continue to with multiple other incidents, including a car fire.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, rushed to the M6 this morning after a crash involving five vehicles.

These were a black Vauxhall Insignia estate, a black Vauxhall Insignia saloon, a silver Vauxhall Vectra estate, a blue and white Daf lorry and a green and white Daf lorry.

One of the drivers was trapped in his car and paramedics administered treatment while firefighters cut him free.

“The man had suffered serious injuries and required advanced trauma care on scene before being taken by land ambulance to UHCW; the doctor travelled on board to continue treatment en route,” a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.

The occupants of the two lorries and other two cars were all out of their vehicles – one lorry driver, a man in his 40s, was discharged on scene.

The second lorry driver, a man in his 30s, suffered leg pain and was given pain relief on scene before being taken to hospital.

A woman in her 30s, the driver of the second car, had back pain and was given analgesia by ambulance staff before she too was taken to the same hospital.

Two young children and a man who were in the car with her were checked over by ambulance staff but were uninjured.

Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw any of the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven before the collision occurred.

PC Mark Russell said: “If anyone has any information, or any dashcam footage, which would help us establish the circumstances of this collision I would very much like to hear from them.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 01926 415415 quoting incident 73 of March 24.