The M42 collision near Worcestershire was between a lorry and a car

A WOMAN has been injured after a lorry and car crash on a Worcestershire motorway.

The driver of the car was treated for injuries deemed not serious and taken to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for treatment.

More than four miles of queues built up after the lorry and car crashed on the southbound M42 between Junction 3 (Portway) and Junction 2 (Hopwood).

Emergency services, including police and ambulances, were on the scene and halted traffic while they dealt with the incident.

A spokesman for National Highways West Midlands said: “The collision happened at 10.36am this morning (Wednesday) between a lorry and a car on the M42.

“The car hit the median barrier and collided with the truck. A minor injury was sustained but nothing serious was reported.

“The vehicles were moved to the shoulder and the scene was cleared at 11:27 a.m..”

An ambulance, a paramedic and the West Midlands CARE team were all at the scene after the collision.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 10.41am to a report of an RTC on the M42 between junctions 3 and 2 involving a car and a lorry.

“We sent an ambulance, a paramedic and the West Midlands CARE team. We treated the driver of the car, a woman, for injuries that were not believed to be serious and she was taken to hospital Alexandra for further treatment.

“The truck driver was assessed and returned to the scene.”

We have contacted West Mercia Police for more information.