Major M6 delays after lorry overturns on Aston Expressway

An overturned lorry on the A38M in Birmingham was causing major traffic delays around Spaghetti Junction on Friday morning.

The overturned lorry. Photo: @HighwaysWMIDS
The overturned lorry. Photo: @HighwaysWMIDS

Emergency services closed the A38M Aston Expressway onto the M6 southbound, the A38 Tyburn Road on to the M6 southbound and the Junction 6 of the M6 southbound onto the A38M.

The link road from the M6 southbound onto the Aston Expressway was reopened shortly after lunchtime on Friday but the other links remained closed for ongoing recovery and clear-up of large diesel spill.

Crews were having to clear up a large diesel spill. Photo: @HighwaysWMIDS

National Highway West Midlands was urging motorists to use alternative routes if possible.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of an overturned lorry at the junction of the A38 and M6 at 6.58am and sent one ambulance, a MERIT trauma doctor and our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

The overturned lorry. Photo: @HighwaysWMIDS

"On arrival we found one male patient, the lorry driver, who had managed to get himself out of the vehicle.

"He was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment."

The overturned lorry. Photo: @HighwaysWMIDS
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