Man survives car-under-lorry crash

The driver of a car has walked away with just minor injuries after his vehicle became trapped under the side of a lorry on a motorway.

Ambulance crews were called to reports of a lorry on top of a car near to junction 10a on the northbound carriageway of the M6 at around 7.40pm on Monday, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Crews found the silver Vauxhall Astra wedged under the side of a lorry.

Witnesses reported that the car had been dragged a short distance along the motorway.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said: "Thankfully, despite the damage, the driver of the car, a man estimated to be in his 20s, was able to get out relatively easily.

"The man was checked over at the scene by the doctor. Amazingly, it appears as though he has suffered only minor abdominal injuries.

"However, as a precaution, he was taken by ambulance to the Major Trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

"The lorry driver was uninjured, though shaken, by the incident."