Incident on M5

M5 incident - 01-11-13
Friday 1st November 2013 – 7.45am – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been treated by ambulance crews following a road traffic collision on the M5 yesterday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called between junctions 3-2 of the northbound carriageway of the M5 at approximately 9.45pm last night.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a car that had been in collision with the central reservation.

“On arrival at the scene crews found a car in the middle of the carriageway. The two occupants from the vehicle were found on the hard shoulder.

“The passenger of the car, a woman believed to be in her 30’s, had suffered a significant leg injury. The woman was treated at the scene and provided pain relief before being immobilised and conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment.

“The driver of the car, a man, was assessed and discharged at the scene.”


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