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Collision on M5 Northbound

Two fire engines from Worcester, one from Droitwich and one from Upton attended along with the Incident Support Unit from Droitwich. Police, paramedics and the Highways Agency were also in attendance.

Three cars and one large goods vehicle were involved in the collision, which occurred between junctions 7 and 6 of the northbound carriageway just before 1.40pm.

Watch Commander Keith Peters from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "We arrived to find that there were casualties with possible neck and spinal injuries inside two of the cars involved in the collision and working alongside paramedics, we cut away sections of these vehicles to create the space needed to lift them out more easily."

He confirmed that once released, the two casualties were then taken by land ambulance to hospital.

All three lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed during the incident, and the Fire Service gave its stop message just before 2.30pm.