Two closures of the M6 in Staffordshire due to HGVs catching fire just days apart buck the trend for lorry-related accidents – which have plummeted in the last decade according to official figures. Motorists travelling in both directions between junctions 12 (Cannock) and 13 (Stafford) were left facing a mammoth 10-hour closure earlier this week after a lorry overturned and caught fire. A West Midlands ambulance service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the lorry, a man, was already out of the […]
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