Saturday 16th March 2013 – 6.45pm – Claire Thomas.
A man had to be airlifted to hospital following a crash on the M6 this morning in Stoke on Trent.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 15 and 14 in Hanchurch at 11.30am (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a van which had collided with a barrier.
“All three occupants were out of the vehicle. The driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, suffered a leg and pelvic injury and was in a lot of pain. The doctor and crews administered pain relief to the man and stabilised his condition before he was fully immobilised. The man was their airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.
“The two passengers suffered relatively minor injuries and were immobilised as a precaution by crews before being taken to the same hospital for further assessment.
“Both carriageways of the motorway were closed for a time to enable the air ambulance to land and lift off from the scene.”