M6 crash causes delays in Staffordshire

Car fire
Image caption Wreckage has been removed following a car fire

A crash on the M6 involving two lorries, a coach and a car led to traffic delays earlier.

Vehicles were queuing for about five miles (8km) southbound following the collision between junction 15, near Stoke-on-Trent, and 14, for Stafford.

It was believed the coach and the car were involved in a collision at 12:00 GMT and the car ended up under a lorry.

One person in the car suffered minor injuries.

The M6 was closed southbound at junction 15, but reopened from about 17:00 GMT.

Two other incidents have also affected traffic elsewhere on the M6 southbound.

A passenger in his 40s was trapped in a van for about an hour and removed by the fire service, following a collision involving a lorry between junction 10, near Walsall, and junction 9, for Wednesbury, at about 09:45 GMT.

He was taken to Birmingham's QE Hospital with back injuries.

A car fire between junction 13, south of Stafford, and junction 12, for Cannock, led to delays before the wreckage was removed.

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