Southbound M6 shut after crash causes fuel spillage

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital after a crash and fuel spillage closed the M6 southbound.

Two lorries were involved in a crash between junctions 14 for Stafford and 13 for Dunston, shortly after 09:00 GMT on Tuesday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said a man was cut free from the wreckage by firefighters before he was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with injuries which could be serious.

One of the lorry’s fuel tanks burst open in the crash and caused a ‘significant’ diesel spillage, National Highways said.