Stoke & Staffordshire

Man hurt in M42 barrier crash in Staffordshire

A man was seriously hurt when a van and a minibus collided on a motorway in Staffordshire.

The crash happened on the M42 southbound carriageway between junction 11 for Burton-on-Trent and junction 10 for Tamworth at about 05:10 BST.

Emergency crews said the van left the road and the minibus crashed into the central reservation.

A man was cut free from the wreckage of one of the vehicles and suffered serious injuries.

One lane southbound was closed for resurfacing.

The Highways Agency said it expected the lane to reopen by 21:00 BST on Sunday.

No-one else was badly hurt.

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