Sunday 8th February 2015 – 6.30pm – John Hawker.
Five people have been injured, including an eight year old boy, following a serious RTC on the M42 this afternoon.
The crash occurred near Junction 6, Hampton in Arden, Solihull at around 1.55pm. Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find three vehicles that had been in a serious collision. A team of army medics had stopped to assist the patients whilst the ambulance crews were on route.
“An eight year old boy who was travelling in one car suffered abdominal injuries and received emergency treatment at the scene. He was transferred by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.
“Two women travelling in the same car both suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the scene. One woman, believed to be in her 20’s was transferred by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with the second woman, believed to be in her 40’s, transferred to Heartlands Hospital.
“A man and a woman both believed to be in their 50’s, and travelling in the second vehicle, both suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the scene. Both were transferred in the same ambulance to Heartlands hospital.
“No one from the third vehicle was injured.
“Considering the substantial damage to the vehicles involved, the occupants were fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”
We have no further details on this incident.