M5 car crash arrest after 40 miles

Damaged car stopped on hard shoulder Image copyright @CMPG
Image caption The collision happened at about 07:20 BST on Saturday

A man has been arrested after a badly damaged car was driven for about 40 miles following a crash with a lorry on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

The 30-year-old, from Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and for dangerous driving on Saturday.

Police said a silver Vauxhall Signum was in collision with an HGV near Gloucester at about 07:20 BST.

The car was stopped about an hour later outside Birmingham.

Gloucestershire Police said a car and a lorry were seen to collide near junction 12 of the M5. The car was later stopped near junction 5 on the same motorway - some 40 miles away.

The force said the man was taken to hospital "as a precautionary measure pending further police investigation".

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Image caption The crash happened between junctions 12 and 11A on the M5
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Image caption The car was stopped near junction 5 of the M5

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