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Double caravan accident on M6

An ambulance is at the scene of a serious M6 crash involving two lorries and two cars towing caravans.

There are delays of up to an hour following the incident, which happened just before 4pm today on the northbound stretch between Junction 15 A500 (Stoke-on-Trent) and Junction 16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent).

West Midlands Ambulance Service and North West Ambulance Service are both in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We are currently at the scene with the North West Ambulance Service.

"We were called at 3.55pm to reports of a collision involving two HGVs and two cars towing caravans.

"An ambulance and paramedic support officer are at the scene. The traffic is not good. We don't yet know if anyone is injured."

We will keep you updated as we get more information.

Further information from social media the caravan,s were being overtaken in the roadworks by 2 hgv that were to close and caused the caravans onto the verge no serious injuries reported this is a common cause of accidents this part of the motorway

Read more at http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/break...SDYUxxqsFgd.99
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Not good news and you cannot help feeling for all involved.
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On more than one occasion we have been travelling through roadworks at 50mph according to the Satnav and HGVs have overtaken us. Thus can be a bit frightening as the lanes are narrower than usual and the HGVs can cause the caravan to rock a bit.
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I wonder if its time to restrict lorries (and caravans) to the inside lane when road works are in place. Like Surfer I am regularly overtaken by lorries when travelling at the legal speed limit measured by my sat nav.

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There is an accident daily round here in the roadworks and nearly all involve hgv overtaking in the roadworks
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I hate towing through the roadworks because lorries always fly past you far too close, and you can't move over any further cos of the big concrete walls Coaches too, as well as cars who can't seem to get it into their heads they have to stay in their own lane and not cross into the inside one. Not good.
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Same issues down under but not restricted to HGV's In fact I suggest car drivers could be worse.
In NZ speeding above 30 km /p hr above any stated speed restriction is automatic loss of licence. If police are present to detect and there in-lies the main problem.
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Same issues down under but not restricted to HGV's In fact I suggest car drivers could be worse.
In NZ speeding above 30 km /p hr above any stated speed restriction is automatic loss of licence. If police are present to detect and there in-lies the main problem.
They use over head caravans here to calculate the speed between two points so you could do 70mph in one spot and then slow down to 30mph without penalty.
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The yellow speed cameras on the motorway roadworks are 'average speed' cameras so they calculate your speed between the last 2 x cameras....
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The yellow speed cameras on the motorway roadworks are 'average speed' cameras so they calculate your speed between the last 2 x cameras....
Lots of drivers don't seem to realise that its the average speed, how many times do you see cars braking heavily to the speed limit just before the yellow cameras?
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