Ten People Hospitalised Following M6 Chemical Fire

Motorists Evacuated From Vehicles Close To Incident


Motorists have suffered significant delays on the M6 after a chemical tanker caught fire, leading to a number of people being hospitalised for breathing difficulties.

Warwickshire Police have confirmed that the motorway was closed on Wednesday morning (November 12th) after a chemical fire on the northbound carriageway between junction 3 and 4.

West Midlands Ambulance Service revealed that ten people were taken to hospital, while motorists close to the fire were evacuated from their vehicles as a precautionary measure and moved from the scene. Residents nearby were also advised to stay indoors and keep windows closed.

Irwin Mitchell has major experience acting for people who have suffered health problems as a result of chemical incidents and accidents in public places including fires, helping them to gain answers over the issues they have faced.

Stephen Nye, Partner with expertise in public liability claims, said: “There are many questions surrounding this incident which the investigation needs to provide answers in relation to.

“This is clearly a worrying incident and all of those caught in this drama, including the ten people who were hospitalised, will be keen to know what happened and why they faced such problems.

“We hope the police, Highways Agency and other authorities can work quickly to ensure that a full picture is put together on this incident, ultimately so that lessons can be learned.”