Coach driver black-out

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A driver who blacked out at the wheel of a National Express coach yesterday while travelling at 60 mph on the M42 is to be questioned about the incident, police said.

The hostess on the coach, Tina McCall, had to steer the vehicle to safety after the driver Mark Davies, 30, lost consciousness near Solihull, West Midlands.

The coach was badly damaged - but Ms McCall, 40, and the 30 passengers were unhurt. Mr Davies was treated in hospital for a minor head injury. Police said there is no suggestion that drink or drugs were involved.