M6 crash: Six rushed to hospital after serious incident with motorway shut
Six people have been taken to hospital following two crashes on the M6.
Three children were among those injured in the collisions between junctions 16 for Crewe and 15 for Stoke-on-Trent this morning. Paramedics and an air ambulance were called to reports of a two-car smash on the southbound stretch of the motorway at 11.35am.
Just over 15 minutes later, a collision involving two trucks and a car happened on the northbound stretch between those same junctions. Traffic was held in both directions as a result of the smashes, StokeonTrent Live reports.
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The northbound side has since seen traffic released while the southbound side is staying closed. There are reports of delays of more than 90 minutes.
A man suffered 'serious injuries' in the southbound crash while a woman sustained 'potentially serious injuries' and a child was also hurt. On the opposite side, a woman and two children were treated for 'injuries not believed to be serious'.
All patients have been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival at the first incident, on the southbound carriageway, we discovered three patients.
“A man was found to have suffered serious injuries and received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance. The medic, from the air ambulance, travelled with the patient to help continue treatment enroute to hospital.
“A woman was treated for potentially serious injuries whilst a child was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before they were taken to the same hospital, also by land ambulance.
“The second collision, on the