Tuesday 2nd July 2013 – 2.05pm – Murray MacGregor.
Drivers faced delays on the M6 earlier after two very similar crashes within 300 yards of each other on the M6 motorway.
The first crash happened at 12.40pm on the southbound carriageway at junction 3a. The second was just south of that.
A paramedic officer came across the first incident and was backed up by an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic officer.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first incident involved a Volkswagen Golf and an HGV.
“When crews arrived, they found the Golf up against the central reservation with damage on both sides of the car.
“The crash led to a temporary closure of the southbound carriageway.
“There were a 68 year old woman and a 67 year old man in the Golf. After assessment by ambulance staff, they were discharged with advice on what to do if their condition changed. The lorry driver, a 55 year old man, was also uninjured.
“Shortly after the vehicles were moved to the hard shoulder and the motorway was re-opened, a second crash happened at around 1.15pm. It happened approximately 300 yards down the motorway again involving a lorry and a car.
“Fortunately the two women in the car and the man driving the lorry were uninjured and no further assistance was required from ambulance staff.
“The wreckage was cleared and motorway traffic is getting back to normal.”