Jackknifed lorry

Wednesday 19th March 2014 – 10.25am – Chris Kowalik.

One of the main routes into and out of Wolverhampton was partially blocked this morning after a lorry jackknifed.

It happened on the A41 at Albrighton. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene shortly before 9am today.

An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The lorry driver, a man in his thirties, was experiencing tenderness to his back. He was immobilised onto a spinal board and was freed from his cab with the help of the fire service who also attended the scene. He was taken to Princess Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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WMAS Logo on side of RRV

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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