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Eleven people hurt in M6 pile-up in Birmingham

Cars crashed on motorway Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption A woman and two children had to be taken to hospital following the M6 accident

Eleven people were hurt when a lorry and several cars collided on the M6.

The accident happened on the southbound carriageway between junction six for Birmingham and five for Castle Bromwich just before 17:00 BST on Thursday.

A seven-year-old boy with a suspected head injury was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

A woman in her 40s was cut from her car and taken to Heartlands Hospital with neck pain, and a girl, 12, was taken to Good Hope Hospital as a precaution.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "The remaining patients involved in the collision were assessed but didn't require hospital treatment and were discharged on scene."

The accident closed three lanes of the motorway, leading to considerable delays.

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