Friday 23rd August 2013 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.
A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a collision on the M6 in Staffordshire earlier today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway of the M6, near junction 12 for Gailey, at around 2.30pm this afternoon (Friday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a 22-year-old woman out of her vehicle and on the hard shoulder being cared for by an off duty hospital medic. The car she had been driving had reportedly been in collision with the central reservation.
“The woman sustained a head injury, a fractured nose and back pain. She was given pain relief before being immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. The woman was then airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”