Fatal RTC on M6

Sunday, 6th July 2014 – 9am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3

A man has died following an RTC on the M6 in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

The crash occurred between junctions four and five, northbound, just after 4.55am. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene. The police and the fire service were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a lorry that had been in a serious collision, the impact of which caused the lorry to roll over.

“The passenger of the car suffered multiple serious injuries. Unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the car, a man reported to be in his 30s, managed to free himself from the vehicle and although appearing to have escaped uninjured, was taken to City Hospital, Birmingham, as a precaution.

“The lorry driver, believed to be in his 50s, was assisted out of his vehicle by a member of the public who had stopped to offer support.

“Following assessment from ambulance staff, the man was immobilised, treated for fractured ribs and given pain relief before being taken to Hartlands.”


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