Friday 25th March 2016 – 6.30pm – Murray MacGregor.
A car was left facing at right angles to the traffic on a busy motorway after a crash involving two cars and a lorry.
It happened in the northbound M6 motorway between junctions 10a and 11 just after the slip road from Hilton Park services.
An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene after no fewer than five 999 emergency calls at about 12.45pm on Friday lunchtime.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The incident happened as a lorry came out of the services.
“When crews arrived they found a white Mercedes car at right angles to the traffic with significant rear and side damage, a lorry with front end damage and a second car with rear end damage.
“The driver of the Mercedes was initially trapped. Firefighters worked with ambulance staff to free the man, who had minor facial injuries and broken right collar bone.
“Once released, he was fully assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.
“The driver of the other car, a man, was shaken but otherwise unhurt. A rear wheel had come off his car in the crash.
“The lorry driver was unhurt and was able to continue on his journey.”