Three injured in motorway collision

Thursday 24th July 2014 – 3.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3

A collision involving a van and a lorry on the M6 left three people requiring treatment from paramedics and caused traffic disruption in Coventry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to scene on the M6 northbound, between junctions two and three, just before 9.10am and sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two vehicles that had been in collision, a van with rear end damage and a lorry with front end damage. The police were also in attendance.

“There were three patients in total, all of whom had managed to free themselves from their vehicles.

“A 42-year-old man, the driver of the van, was treated for pelvic and leg injuries whilst his passenger, a 30-year-old man, suffered neck injuries.

“The driver of the lorry, a 52-year-old man, was treated for chest pain and all three patients were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment.

“The incident did lead to a significant build-up of traffic in the area.”

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