A MAN was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a van and a lorry crash on the M5.

The van had rolled across the motorway on the M5 crash which happened hours before a fatal crash on the same stretch of road.

Two people managed to get themselves out from the rolled-over van before fire crews arrived between junctions 4a and 4, northbound on the M5 at 6.41pm on Monday.

The crash happened hours before a second collision on the same stretch of road between a van and an HGV, which had closed the road for several hours.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.50pm to a road traffic collision involving a van and a lorry on the M5 between junctions 4 and 4a in Catshill.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found a man who was a passenger in the van.

"He was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

"He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment.”

Another person received minor injuries.

A West Merica Police spokesperson added: "At around 7pm yesterday evening (Monday, November 27), we were called to a report of a vehicle collision involving a lorry and a van on the M5 northbound between junction 4A and 4.

"Two people suffered minor injuries."