Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 11.10am – Claire Brown.
A collision involving two lorries on the M6 in Birmingham this morning has left one man dead and another needing hospital treatment.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 4 and 4a just before 9.15am this morning (Tuesday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found two lorries which had been involved in a serious collision; one lorry was carrying two tonnes of bricks and had shed its load onto the carriageway.
“Passers-by were administering aid to one of the lorry drivers who was trapped in the wreckage. Ambulance staff and the two doctors worked quickly with the fire service to extricate him from the wreckage and advanced life support was commenced.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.
“The second lorry driver, a man in his 50s, was suffering from the effects of shock and was taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance as a precaution.”