Three in hospital after crash involving lorry and car on M5 near West …

The crash at about 2.15pm closed the M5 between Junction 1 for West Bromwich and the M6.

Emergency services arriving on the scene soon afterwards treated three people, the driver and passengers in the car.

A statement from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at around 2.20pm to reports of a road traffic collision on the M5 northbound at Junction 1 near Great Barr, Birmingham.

“Three ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent where, on arrival, crews discovered a lorry and a car had been involved in a collision and that there were three patients.

“Fire crews assisted to remove the driver of car from the vehicle before ambulance staff treated him for potentially serious injuries and conveyed him to Sandwell Hospital for further treatment.

“The passengers of the car, a man and a woman, were also treated for potentially serious injuries by medics before both being taken to University Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”

The motorway was shut on the northbound route with 30-minute delays and three miles of congestion building in the area.

Traffic also built up on the southbound carriageway.

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