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Four hurt in six vehicle M6 crash near Wolverhampton

The six-vehicle collision on the M6 near Wolverhampton
Image caption Ambulance staff said they were surprised no-one was more badly hurt

Four people have been taken to hospital after a car became wedged beneath a van in a six-vehicle collision on the M6.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway of the M6 close to junction 11a near Wolverhampton at about 1300 BST.

A man and woman in their 50s who were inside the car underneath the van were taken to hospital with neck pain.

A man in his 70s was also taken to hospital as a precaution and a 35-year-old was treated for an elbow injury.

Everyone was waiting outside their vehicles on the hard shoulder when ambulance crews arrived.

"Considering the number of vehicles involved it was remarkable that no one suffered more serious injuries," a spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

One lane of the M6 was closed following the accident causing delays of up to 40 minutes.

All lanes had reopened by 1630 BST, the Highways Agency said.

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