Shocking images reveal trail of destruction after HGV crashes through central reservation on M6

A lorry smashed through the central reservation of the M6 after colliding with another HGV.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 20th January 2022, 7:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th January 2022, 7:48 pm

A multi-vehicle crash blocked the M6 in both directions between junctions 15 (Hanchurch) and 16 (Barthomley) shortly before 11.10am today (January 20).

National Highways said the crash involved a car, a lorry and a HGV crane, resulting in a significant spillage of diesel and hydraulic fluid.

Two out of three lanes were reopened on the southbound carriageway around 20 minutes later, but the northbound side remained shut.

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The carriageway was expected to remain closed throughout the afternoon, with delays of an hour reported in both directions.

Pictures released by National Highways showed one of the lorries suffered extensive damage after it careered through the central reservation.

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Rady Salim, from National Highways, said: "We're working closely with police colleagues while they carry out work on scene and we'd encourage motorists to leave additional time for their journeys."

The crash involved a car, a lorry and a HGV crane, resulting in a significant spillage of diesel and hydraulic (Credit: National Highways)

An ambulance and paramedic officer attended the scene and assessed the driver of each vehicle involved.

The driver of the car sustained "non-life threatening injuries" and received treatment at the scene before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The lorry drivers were uninjured, West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed.

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There were delays of more than an hour on both sides of the M6 following the smash (Credit: National Highways)

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