From West Mercia Police:

Officers in Worcestershire are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the M5 on Friday afternoon (25 June).

The incident happened between junction 5 and junction 6 on the southbound carriageway when three vehicles, (one motorbike and two cars) collided around 5.30pm.

The collision in which the three vehicles, a BMW, a Citroen and a Suzuki motorcycle collided, closed the motorway in both directions between Sixways (J6) and Droitwich (J5) which resulted in lengthy delays with traffic held for several hours. Once an investigation by officers at the scene was completed and the vehicles involved were recovered, the motorway reopened at 11.15pm.

The rider of the motorcycle suffered significant injuries and was airlifted to hospital in the Air Ambulance. They remain in hospital receiving ongoing care and the injuries are potentially life changing.

If anyone witnessed the collision or has dash-cam footage from the location of the collision between 5.20pm and 5.40pm, then please contact us via our website, quoting incident number 538i of 25 June 2021.

From West Midlands Ambulance Service:

A woman motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries after a collision with a car on the southbound M5. 

It happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions five and six near Oddingley in Worcestershire at around 5.30pm on Friday afternoon.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car from Worcester and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found the middle aged woman on the carriageway with serious multiple injuries.

She was treated at the scene, before the air ambulance, which had initially landed in a field next to the motorway was repositioned onto the northbound carriageway.

“The woman was then airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where medics were on standby to receive her.

‚ÄúThere were no other patients.‚ÄĚ