Driver seriously hurt in M6 lorry crash as carriageway closed for rest of day

Two ambulances, paramedics and the Midland Air Ambulance attended the scene, between junctions 14 for Stafford and 13 for Dunston on the southbound carriageway at around 9.40am. A diesel spillage from the vehicles caused the closure, which is due to be in place for the rest of the day. Traffic which was caught in the closure has now been released after National Highways opened lane four but the the road is expected to remain closed throughout the day for resurfacing with a signed diversion in place.

Lane Four was briefly opened to release traffic caught in the closure

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance said: "Upon arrival we found a man who was the driver of one of the lorries.

He was extricated from the vehicle by the fire service. Once extricated, he was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained potentially serious injuries. "He received treatment at the scene and was conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.

The second driver did not require assessment." Emergency services rushed to the scene to reports of a multi-vehicle crash that also led to a motorway becoming covered in fuel. National Highways announced on X: "The M6 in Staffordshire remains closed southbound between J14 (Stafford) and J13 (Dunston) due to a serious collision.

"The road is expected to be closed throughout the day as the carriageway needs resurfacing following a significant diesel spillage. There's a 60 min delay."

Cars can be seen travelling the same way in both directions on the M6 after being turned around

Traffic at the rear of the queue is currently being turned around on the busy M6, however, National Highways have said that it is a slow process. The group continued: "The M6 in Staffordshire remains closed southbound between J14 (Stafford) and J13 (Dunston) due to a serious multi-vehicle collision.

"Traffic caught within the closure is continuing to be turned around from the rear of the queue."

The M6 will be closed for the rest of the day to undergo resurfacing works to remove the spillage

All emergency services are currently in attendance at the incident, with traffic slowly being removed from the motorway.