Watch: Lorry driver cheats death on the M6 near Birmingham as tyre blows

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Miracle escape of lorry driver on M6 near Birmingham caught on camera as tyre blows

Shocking footage shows the moment a lorry driver cheated death after a tyre blow out caused him to crash through a fence on a busy motorway.

The lucky trucker escaped with just minor injuries after his HGV ploughed through a barrier and plunged into a ditch on the M6 yesterday (Thursday, January 11). The miracle escape was captured on CCTV, which has been released by the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) today.

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The lorry can be seen veering across the inside lane onto the hard shoulder before smashing through a fence sending debris across the carriageway. The driver was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital with injuries not thought to be serious following the 2.45pm crash between junctions 6 and 7 near Birmingham. Three of the four lanes were closed for several hours overnight while emergency services worked to remove the wreckage.

A CMPG spokesperson said on X, formerly Twitter: "Yesterday, another HGV leaving the Motorway just past Junction 7 of the M6 South, as a result of a tyre blow out. Driver was very fortunate to get out alive with minor injuries. Please check your tyres regularly for yours and everyone’s else’s safety!"

One web user replied: "He’s very lucky to be alive from the looking at that video." Another added: "Great footage showing the importance of good tyre safety and the immense power that these lorries travel with when out of control."

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