Thursday 10th July 2014 – 11.15am – Claire Brown.
Commuters on the M6 in Coventry had a difficult rush hour this morning after six people ended up needing the ambulance service following two separate collisions on the northbound and southbound carriageways.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a four car road traffic collision on the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 3a shortly after 7.30am this morning. A senior paramedic officer and four ambulances attended the scene.
The second incident came into the ambulance service at 7.50am, this time on the southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2. A paramedic area support officer and an ambulance were sent.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find four cars, each with one occupant inside, on the northbound carriageway which had been involved in a collision.
“Ambulance staff worked to assess each patient carefully and whilst no one suffered serious injuries, all four patients sustained neck pain. One woman had to be extricated with help from the fire service due to the damage caused in the collision before being immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The three other patients, two women and a man, were immobilised by crews before one woman was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and the remaining two patients were taken to George Eliot.
“In a separate collision on the opposite carriageway, ambulance staff treated a man and a young girl. Upon assessment, the man was found to have sustained neck pain and once immobilised he was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The young girl didn’t require hospital treatment.”