Five people injured in crash on M5 that left debris over 100 metres of the fast lane

M5 Jct 5-6 (30-12-14)

Tuesday 30th December 2014 – 10.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

Five people have been injured after a five car crash on the southbound M5, which left wreckage over 100 metres of the fast lane.

The collision happened at about 2.50pm on Tuesday afternoon just before junction 6.

Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found the vehicles spread over a considerable distance with front and rear end damage. The sun was low and the road surface damp

“Thankfully no one was too seriously hurt. A family in one car were all taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. The father and young son were both immobilised using neck collars and spinal boards. The child’s mother travelled to the same hospital for further assessment.

“The woman in the car at the front of the accident scene, who was in her 30s, had suffered a back injury and had to be freed by ambulance staff working with firefighters. She was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“A man in his 30s from a third car suffered a facial injury and also went to hospital in Worcester.

“The occupants of three other cars involved were assessed at the scene by ambulance but none were injured.”

 

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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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