Thursday 9th August 2018 – 9.25am – Murray MacGregor.
A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on the M6 that saw a lorry leave the motorway and crash into trees on the embankment.
The crash happened at about 2.30am this morning within junction 13.
An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found an articulated lorry that had left the motorway to the nearside and was against the trees on the embankment.
“The driver was unable to get out until firefighters had stabilised the vehicle. He was then helped out of the cab by ambulance staff.
“The 63 year old was assessed at the scene and treated for a head injury and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”
Pictures courtesy of @HighwaysWMIDS
The HGV seems to have made short work of the standard motorway crash barrier installed here. This is one of a number of incidents featured where the barrier has not fulfilled its main purpose; are they fit for purpose? Do any other countries have a more effective system/?