Van driver injured in collision with HGV on M6

Tuesday 13th January 2015 – 3.40pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has suffered numerous injuries in a collision involving the van he was driving and a heavy goods vehicle on the M6.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway between junctions 4a and 4 shortly before 9.25am today.

A paramedic, an advanced community paramedic and a paramedic area support officer attended, each in a rapid response vehicle. An ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The front of the van ended up wedged beneath the HGV’s trailer. The van’s driver was trapped in his vehicle which had to be winched away from the HGV in order for him to be freed. He had broken both legs and a wrist. He also had a suspected fractured pelvis.

“His injuries were treated at the scene. This included the application of vacuum splints and dressings to the limbs. A pelvic bind was also applied. He was given pain relief, was immobilised and taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

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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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