Two people cut free and M54 rush hour delays following multiple crashes in Shropshire

By Lisa O'Brien | Telford | News | Published:

Drivers on the M54 faced long delays during rush-hour this morning after a crash involving three vehicles near Shifnal.

Both westbound lanes were closed for about half-an-hour following the crash between junction three, for Albrighton, and junction four, for Shifnal, at 8.20am yesterday.

Highways England said nobody was seriously injured but the incident had caused substantial delays.

Emergency services were also called to a collision involving a HGV and two cars on the westbound carriageway of the M54 at 12.50am.

It happened between junction two, for Wolverhampton, and three, for Albrighton.

A 25-year-old man had to be freed from one of the cars by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment and was taken to Telford's Princess Royal Hospital.

He had an abrasion to his lower right leg and was complaining of pain to his left ankle.

A woman in the other car had minor grazes on her hands and did not go to hospital.

A 45-year-old man had to be freed by firefighters after a van overturned in Dawley Road, Lawley, at about 9.45am.


Fire crews used a short extension ladder and cutting equipment.

Two ambulances also attended the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Murray MacGregor said: "We were called at 9.37am to Lawley Village to reports of a white box van on its side.

"A man was initially trapped inside the vehicle. He was assisted from the vehicle and taken to Princess Royal Hospital.


"It would appear that the patient had a medical incident prior to the crash."

Donnington safer neighbourhood team tweeted that there had been another crash on the A518 between Hortonwood and Garrison Island in the early afternoon.

Firefighters also had to free a woman driver from a vehicle after being called to a crash involving two cars in Trench Road, Trench, at 9.40pm on Wednesday.

The woman was taken to Princess Royal Hospital after complaining of shoulder and back pain.

Meanwhile, train services between Shrewsbury and London were also delayed yesterday morning after a man was hit by a train.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at Sandwell and Dudley train station after he was hit at around 7am.

Services were delayed, diverted or cancelled.

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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