HGV and car RTC closes M6 in both directions in Birmingham

MERIT Van (from back)

Saturday 18th October 2014 – 10.30pm – Claire Brown.

A woman had to be sedated on the M6 in Birmingham earlier this evening following a serious collision between a car and a HGV.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to the M6, just before junction 6 southbound, shortly before 7.00pm (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic officer and two MERIT trauma doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The collision between a car and a HGV on the southbound carriageway ended up crashing through the central reservation and onto the northbound carriageway.

“The front seat passenger from the car, a woman in her 50s, had been ejected from the vehicle in the collision and had sustained a suspected head injury. Due to her condition, the medics decided to sedate her at the scene to stabilise her condition. The woman was immobilised before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Medics travelled with the woman to hospital due to her serious condition.

“The driver of the car, a man, miraculously suffered no injuries but went in the same ambulance to hospital to be with his partner.

“The HGV driver, a man, was taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution.

“The motorway remains closed in both directions between junctions 5 and 6.”


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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