Monday 18th November 2013 – 7.20am – Claire Brown.
A family of four have escaped serious injuries after their car ended up on its side, wedged between two barriers on the M6 in Staffordshire early this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 14 and 15, above a railway line, at around 0.45am today (Monday). An ambulance and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had crashed and ended up on its side and facing the wrong way on the motorway. The car had wedged itself between two barriers at the side of the carriageway, narrowly missing falling off the motorway and onto the railway line beneath.
“The family of four, two adults and two children, had managed to get out of the car prior to crews arriving and had suffered no serious injuries. Upon assessment by crews, one child, an eight-year-old girl, sustained back pain in the collision and was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.
“The girl and her three family members were taken by land ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“Given the location of the incident and the way in which the car had landed, it was remarkable that no one had suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”
Notes to Editor: I have no further details regarding this incident. The photograph accompanying this release shows the car wedged between two barriers.