13 proves unlucky – no fewer than 13 vehicles involved in two smashes

Ambulance 2
Tuesday 5th May 2015 – 7.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

Thirteen certainly proved to be unlucky for drivers using the M42 after two separate crashes on the westbound carriageway this afternoon.

The incidents happened between junctions 2 and 1 at about 5.10pm on Tuesday.

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The two collisions were close to one another.

“The first involved no fewer than nine vehicles. Some had suffered fairly significant damage, but thankfully there were no injuries.

“The second collision involved a van, a lorry and two cars. Two middle aged men had suffered neck and side pain. They were immobilised using neck collars and spinal boards and were taken by ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

“Two women in their 20s also went to the same hospital; one, who was pregnant and was taken as a precaution, while the other was complaining of muscular neck pain.

“Due to the number of vehicles involved and for the safety of emergency services personnel, the motorway was closed for a period which resulted in extensive congestion in the area.

“However, considering the situation and number of vehicles involved, it is indeed fortunate that there weren’t more serious injuries.”


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