Two teenagers have been arrested after it's suspected they plotted to rob a taxi driver by luring him to a bogus midnight pick-up in Birmingham.
M6: CCTV Shows The Moment A Lorry Ploughed Into Roadworks
Shocking footage released by the Highways Agency shows the moment a lorry narrowly missed workers on the M6.
The footage has been produced as new figures show that last year saw the highest number of serious injuries among incident response teams since 2007, with 10 road workers suffering major injuries.
The video is an example of workers narrowly escaping serious injury when a driver ignores signs on the road and doesn't slow down.
Roads minister John Hayes said:
"The safety of those who work around the clock to carry out vital improvements and keep drivers moving after incidents is absolutely paramount. It is not worth putting road workers’ lives at risk, let alone the tragic impact on their lives and those of their families, simply to shave a few seconds off your journey."
27 year-old Chevaze McGregor pleaded guilty to killing the 2 year-old boy at an earlier hearing
The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has warned forces across the UK are at breaking point because of funding cuts.
All of the more than 200 tower blocks in Birmingham are going to be fitted with sprinkler systems.
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