Tuesday 16th September 2014 – 7.05am – Murray MacGregor.
A workman was trapped for over an hour after a collision between an HGV and a flatbed van on the northbound M6 motorway.
The crash happened just before 5.00am on Tuesday morning underneath Junction 2 at Coventry.
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, said: “There were five men in the van with one person in lorry.
“The most seriously injured patient was a 52 year old man who was the front seat passenger in the van. The vehicle had suffered serious intrusion from the collision leaving him trapped by his legs by the dashboard.
“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters for about 75 minutes to extricate him. He had injuries to his left leg and head. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
“The middle seat rear passenger in the van, a man in his early 20s was taken to the same hospital with minor neck pain. Everyone else was discharged at scene.
“Initially, traffic was stopped completely, but latterly was taken off the M6 using the off and on slip roads.”