'Stolen' Audi crashed into lorry after M6 police chase

A ‘stolen’ Audi crashed into a lorry when the driver ‘lost control’ while fleeing from police. The car, which is believed to have been stolen in a burglary in Wolverhampton, was spotted by traffic cops on Sunday morning (September 15). They pursued the car, which is said to have left the motorway “at speed” before crashing into a HGV on the A444 at Exhall, underneath the M6 roundabout.

A dramatic picture, taken by officers at the scene, shows the wreckage of the white car.

The aftermath of the crash

The front end was completely destroyed in the smash – the bonnet was crumpled and the engine completely visible. The accompanying post said: “This Audi was stolen in a burglary in Wolverhampton last night before it was seen by us and @CMPG. “It was pursued until the driver lost control and collided with a HGV when exiting the M6 motorway at speed.

The HGV driver was uninjured however the driver of the Audi was hospitalised.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said a passing crew had stumbled upon the collision at 6.47am, with a paramedic officer and the critical care car from the air ambulance service also being called to the scene.

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The spokesman said: “We treated a man in his 20s, who had suffered serious injuries. He was given trauma care on scene before being taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

Fire crews from Bedworth and Coleshill and West Midlands Fire Service were sent to the scene to help the driver, who was trapped inside the car. As a result of the collision, the A444 was closed from the Ricoh Arena all the way to the island at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton. Motorists trying to get off the M6 at junction 3 to head towards Nuneaton and Bedworth were also diverted.

This caused traffic chaos for several hours until the stretch of road was re-opened.

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