M6 lorry crash leaves woman injured as motorists hit by huge delays

M6 traffic today, June 7 © Motorway Cameras M6 traffic today, June 7

A car driver was injured in a crash with a lorry on the M6 southbound this morning (June 7). Two lanes were closed on the major motorway, between J7 and J6, near Perry Barr[1], following the collision.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and found a woman, the driver of the car, with non-serious injuries. She received treatment at the scene and was later taken to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.

All lanes reopened at around 7.30am after emergency services made the scene safe. Motorists were stuck in one-hour traffic delays after the lanes reopened due to earlier blockage.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 5.19am to a road traffic collision involving a car and a HGV on the M6, Perry Barr, between junctions 6 and 7. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found a woman who was the driver of the car. She had sustained injuries not believed to be serious. She received treatment from ambulance staff and was conveyed to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment.”

National Highways tweeted earlier this morning: "Emergency services are in attendance. There are long delays in the area due to the collision and overrunning roadworks."

Highways later added: "All lanes on the M6 southbound, between J7 and J6, are now open. There are residual delays of at least 60 minutes between J8 and J6. Delays will now begin to ease."


  1. ^ Perry Barr (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ M6 crash live as drivers facing one hour delays (www.birminghammail.co.uk)