Lorry drops onto M6 Toll from M42 flyover

Lorry drops onto M6 Toll from M42 flyover

A lorry driver has had what has been described as an "amazing escape" after his lorry crashed off a flyover and dropped onto a busy motorway below.

The unidentified trucker, thought to be a man in his fifties, left the flyover, near Coleshill in Warwickshire and landed on the northbound carriageway of the M6 Toll at around 18:30 on Monday.
He was taken by air ambulance to the nearby Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham suffering from leg fractures.

The M42 northbound between junction 7A and junction 9, and the M6 Toll northbound between junction T1 and the M42 were closed while emergency services dealt with 1,200 litres of spilt diesel from the lorry.

Thankfully, the truck was unladen at the time, allowing the motorway to be re-opened quickly.

Speaking to the BBC, an ambulance service spokesman said: "Miraculously there were no cars passing at the time - it would have been far worse if there had been."

Warwickshire police are currently investigating as to whether any other vehicles were involved in the crash.
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