A motorist has died and several other people injured after four cars and a lorry were in collision on the M6 in Birmingham.
The man, who has not been identified, was travelling along the M6 northbound between Junction 6 for the A38 Aston Expressway and Junction 7 for Great Barr shortly before 9pm on Sunday when the incident happened.
It is believed his car ploughed into a ‘pick-up’ lorry parked on the hard shoulder and three other cars then also collided with the two vehicles.
Police, paramedics and firefighters from Aston, Erdington and West Bromwich attended the scene and the motorway was closed while evidence was gathered.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “I believe the lorry was stationary on the hard shoulder and was unoccupied when the first car hit it.
“The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger, a man in his 30s, suffered an upper arm injury.”
She said the man was cut free from the car by firefighters and placed on a spinal board before being taken to Sandwell Hospital for further treatment.
A woman from the second car and a man from the third car escaped the incident uninjured. One man and a women from the fourth vehicle involved in the crash suffered minor arm injuries, believed to have been caused by the car’s airbag, and were taken to Sandwell Hospital.
An off-duty doctor from Walsall Manor Hospital who was travelling on the motorway at the time of the incident stopped to help treat the injured people.