Wednesday 29th October 2014 – 5.00pm – John Hawker.
Four people have been injured following a crash on the M6 this afternoon.
The crash occurred between Keele Services and Junction 15, Southbound at around 3.10pm. Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two paramedic officers and a BASICS Doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a lorry and car that had been in a serious crash. The car was pinned against the central reservation and partly underneath the HGV.
“The four occupants of the car managed to get out of the vehicle and had suffered numerous injuries. The man driving suffered chest injuries, the woman passenger suffered pelvic, arm and chest injuries. Both were believed to be in their late 30’s or early 40’s.
“The two girls travelling in the back of the car were treated for facial injuries and multiple minor injuries. Both were believed to be between 8 and 10 years old.
“All four patients received emergency treatment at the scene and were transferred to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. The doctor travelled on board the ambulance with the woman patient due to her injuries.
“The lorry driver was uninjured in the crash.
“Considering the damage to the vehicle they are extremely fortunate not to have suffered more severe or even fatal injuries.”