Commuter chaos on M42

Wednesday 13th November 2013 – 9.20pm – Murray MacGregor.

Commuters using the northbound M42 in Warwickshire faced a difficult journey home this evening (Wednesday) after three cars and an HGV were involved in a crash.

The collision happened at about 5.15pm about 200 yards south of junction nine.

A paramedic officer, the MERIT Trauma Doctor and an ambulance battled through gridlocked traffic to get to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found one car that had suffered massive damage to its rear and considerable front end damage.

“The driver was sitting in the front passenger seat. They were told that he had lost consciousness for a few minutes and still had a reduced level of consciousness when he was assessed.

“In addition he had pain in his back and left leg. Ambulance staff requested that firefighters removed the car door so that the patient could be brought out of the car safely.

“After being assessed at the scene, he was taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

“Three other patients were assessed and discharged at the scene: the lorry driver, a man estimated to be in his 40s and the two other car drivers, two men, one estimated to be in his 50s, the other in his 20s.

“Unfortunately, the crash did lead to significant delays on the M42 as emergency services worked at the scene.”



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