DRIVERS returning to work after the Christmas break were caught up in major jams after a crash on the M6.
On Monday morning, two lorries were involved in a collision near to Junction four (Solihull) and a fire broke out.
Arriving at the collision, paramedics found one of the drivers on the hard shoulder.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Two lorries had collided, one had caught fire and was badly burnt. Its driver, a man in his 30s, had managed to get out of the cab by forcing open the doors. “Crews found him on the hard shoulder. He had burns and both his legs were broken.”
Following the smash, recovery vehicles were forced to close the southbound carriageway – causing traffic problems all the way back to junction six.
Congestion was also reported on surrounding roads, as a diversion was put into place.
The first rush-hour of the year was tricky for many Silhillians, who had to battle against icy conditions.