Road traffic collision on M6

Tuesday 8th April 2014 – 11.45am – Chris Kowalik.

The M6 was blocked earlier today by a collision involving two lorries and two cars.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway between junctions three and two shortly before 7.45am today.

Six ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended along with the crew of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance who arrived in a rapid response vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A man in his twenties who was one of the lorry drivers was trapped in his cab. He was freed with the help of the fire service. He had a broken leg, a broken wrist and a suspected fractured pelvis. A traction splint, pelvic bind and neck collar were applied, pain relief was given and he was immobilised on a spinal board before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on blue lights. The hospital had been put on alert due to the seriousness of his injuries.

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“Two women who were in the two cars involved in the collision were both taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

“The other lorry driver was unhurt.”

Ends

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