A man has died after a collision involving two lorries on the M50 yesterday (Thursday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 10.54am to the Eastbound stretch between junctions 2 and 1 near Tewkesbury and sent an ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman says: “On arrival, crews found one of the lorry drivers, a man, in a critical condition.

“Medics immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it quickly became clear that he could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene.

“There were no other patients”.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“The eastbound carriageway between junctions one and two remains closed following a collision between two HGV lorries earlier today (29 February) 

“Sadly, we can confirm that a man has died in the collision, and our officers are still in attendance with our emergency services colleagues and partner agencies.

“We apologise to those who have been stuck in their vehicles since this morning and appreciate your patience. Our officers are doing their best to support those who are stuck in the traffic.”

All emergency services initially attended the scene. 

National Highways Traffic Officers also attended to assist with traffic management and turn vehicles around which were caught up within the closure.