Birmingham & Black Country

M6 resurfaced after lorry landed on car near Walsall

The crash
Image caption The female driver of the car injured her leg

Part of the M6 near Walsall has been reopened after a 12-hour closure when a lorry crashed onto a car.

The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway, near junction 10a Hilton Park, at about 1215 BST, on Monday.

The female driver of the car suffered a leg injury after the cabin of the lorry came to rest on the passenger side of the car.

The lorry driver was uninjured in the crash but the motorway had to be resurfaced.

Driver 'fortunate'

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find an HGV lorry on its side, in the near side lane of the motorway.

"The cabin of the lorry had come to rest on the passenger side of a car causing considerable damage to the vehicle.

"The woman driving the car was treated at the scene for a leg injury and the effects of shock."

The woman was later taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

"Considering the damage to the vehicle, the woman was fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries in the crash," the ambulance spokesman added.