Fatal crash on motorway

Tuesday 21st May 2013 – 5.15pm – John Hawker.

A man has died and three other people have been injured following a crash on the motorway this lunchtime.

The crash occurred on the M6 Southbound, between 4 and 3a at around 12.50pm.  Three ambulances, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a vehicle that had left the motorway travelled down an embankment and come to rest on its roof.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man driving the car and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A woman passenger in the car, believed to be in her 50’s, suffered multiple minor injuries but was trapped in the vehicle.  She received treatment at the scene and was extricated with the help of the fire service.  The woman was trapped for around 40 minutes.

“She had been immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Two other women, also believed to be in their 50’s, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.  Both were transferred by ambulance to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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