Monday 10th November 2014 – 9.15pm – Murray MacGregor.
A driver has escaped serious injury despite his van rolling down an embankment off a motorway and going through a hedge and fence.
The incident happened at about 6.00pm on Monday evening on the northbound M6 motorway between junctions 3 and 4.
A rapid response vehicle, two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There were three cars and a van involved in a collision. The ‘delivery’ type van had left the carriageway and gone 30-40 feet down the embankment and appeared to have rolled over at least once and gone through a hedge and fence ending up on its side.
“When crews arrived and saw the damage, they feared the worst, but found the driver had managed to get out of the wreckage and had climbed back up the embankment to await the emergency services.
“Crews were astonished to find the only obvious injury to the 53 year old was a small laceration to his forehead. He was immobilised as a precaution before being taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment.
“A 23 year old woman in a car was treated for back pain, but subsequently discharged with advice. A man in his 30s in a second car was checked over for minor injuries but was also discharged. There were no patients from the third car.”