More traffic misery on M6 as man trapped following RTC

Wednesday 15th April 2015 – 11.20am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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The M6 motorway at junction three has been partially closed for the second time in 12 hours following a two-car road traffic collision this morning. The collision left two people needing treatment from ambulance staff, one of whom had to be cut free from his vehicle.

Both sides of the carriageway were shut last night due to concerns about a man’s safety who was on a bridge over the motorway. Thankfully, the man was uninjured in the incident.

Today’s incident resulted in the northbound carriageway being shut at junction three, leading to significant traffic delays in the area.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 8.34am and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been involved in a collision, leading to a heavy build-up of traffic on the motorway. One of the cars had suffered front end damage and one had suffered rear end damage, both had single male occupants.

“The car with rear end damage was being driven by a man in his 50s. Crews had to work carefully with the fire service to free the man from his vehicle, which took approximately 30 minutes.

“He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and treated for neck injuries. Pain relief was administered on scene before the man was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The second car was being driven by a man in his 40s. He was assessed at scene by ambulance staff before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service.

1 comment

  1. Another great service provided and I hope both drivers make a good recovery.
    As a regular user of the M6 and motorway network I just wish people would learn and leave more space between vehicles. Most crashes clan be prevented by sensible driving, reading of road conditions including braking/slowing vehicles ahead, and by leaving a gap of at least 2seconds.

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