A Highways England Traffic Officer was assisting in the recovery of a broken down vehicle on the M6 in the early hours of yesterday morning when an Audi crashed into the back of the liveried vehicle.
Both the Highways England vehicle and recovery truck were illuminated with emergency beacon lights to warn approaching drivers of the breakdown when the incident occurred.
A police spokesman tweeted: “Just shows how dangerous the motorways are.
“Our colleagues from [Highways England] were dealing with a broken down vehicle on the hard shoulder with all their emergency beacons on when someone not paying attention collided with the HE vehicle.
“Luckily minor injury.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service said a man had to be cut free from one of the vehicles and was taken to Sandwell Hospital with rib pain
A second man in his 30s was also taken to the same hospital as a precaution.
The incident happened near junction seven on the M6 in the Midlands.
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