TWO PEOPLE are fighting for their lives in hospital after a three-car crash on the M5.
The incident happened at 4.50pm on Tuesday (February 17) on the northbound carriageway of the motorway between Junction 6 (Worcester North) and Junction 5 (Droitwich).
Two fire crews from Droitwich and one from Worcester were sent to the scene and four people were cut free from vehicles, including a passenger transport service (PTS) vehicle.
Five ambulances, three rapid response vehicles and the Midlands Air Ambulance attended and six people in total were taken to hospital.
The two in the PTS suffered the most serious injuries and, after emergency treatment at the scene, they were taken to the Worcestershire Royal where they are critical.
The PTS driver was taken to hospital with neck injuries but has since been discharged. Three others who suffered minor injuries were taken to the Alex after being treated at the scene.
The carriageway was closed for three hours and a diversion took traffic through Droitwich.
Sgt Gavin Green from CMPG said: “This is a tragedy for all concerned.
“Our thoughts remain with the man and woman’s family and friends who are being supported by specialist Police officers at this time.
“We need the public’s assistance to help us piece together what happened to provide the family with answers to their questions. I am are keen to hear from witnesses that may have seen the lead up to incident”
“I would also like to thank the public for their understanding and patience whilst we conducted an investigation at the scene.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call 0121 626 1285.