Tuesday 19th November 2013 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.
A man has been taken to hospital and three others have escaped injury following a four vehicle crash on the M6 this morning in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 15 and 16 shortly before 7.30am today (Tuesday). An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews responded to initial reports of a five vehicle collision, however, on arrival, they found two cars and two vans which had been involved.
“Both cars ended up at the side of the carriageway up the embankment, one van had been in collision with the central reservation and the other had hit debris on the road.
“One car sustained significant damage and its driver, a man in his 20s, suffered neck and back pain in the collision. The ambulance crew treated the man at the scene and immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board before he was taken by land ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire.
“The second car driver and both van drivers, all men, were assessed on scene but did not require hospital treatment.”
Notes to Editor: Photographs courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.