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29th May, 2022

Lorry driver arrested as police reveal more on M5 crash

Rob George 18th Jan, 2022 Updated: 18th Jan, 2022

A LORRY driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an incident on the M5.

We reported earlier today (Tuesday) a man was in a critical condition with multiple serious injuries after he was hit by a lorry between junction seven and eight of the M5 at about 7.40pm last night (Monday).

West Mercia Police have now revealed the man was lying injured partially in the carriageway and was the driver of a lorry which had stopped on the hard shoulder.

Witness reports suggest he was stood at the rear of his lorry when he was struck by a passing white lorry.

He sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by air ambulance, where remains in a critical condition.

The lorry which struck him failed to stop but was later located and the driver, a 41-year-old male, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.  He remains in custody.

Appealing for witnesses to the collision, Sgt Steve Hastie of the roads policing team, said: “The motorway was busy at the time the incident occurred and so I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or was driving between junctions seven and eight at the time and may have dash cam footage of either the collision itself, or the lorry stopped on the hard shoulder, to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

“The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital and we need as much information as possible to help us progress with the investigation.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to visit quoting reference incident number 520 of 17 January 2022 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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