RTC on M6

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Monday 17th February 2014 – 12.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been treated by ambulance crews following a significant road traffic collision on the M6 morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions 1-2 on the motorway near to Ansty in Coventry today.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, a senior ambulance officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a van and a lorry that had been in collision.

“On arrival at the scene crews found a van that had sustained significant damage to its rear end. The van is believed to have overturned was found resting on its side on the verge of the motorway.

“The driver, a man in his 30’s, was fully immobilised and extricated from the vehicle, with the assistance of the fire service. The man was treated at the scene for back pain and potential internal injuries and was conveyed to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, via land ambulance, for further assessment and treatment.

“The doctor from the air ambulance travelled on board the ambulance along with the crew continuing to provide emergency medical whilst en route to hospital.

“The driver of the lorry, a man believed to be in his 50’s, was assessed at the scene but did not require any further treatment.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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