Friday 14th August 2015 – 1.30pm – Steve Parry.
A van, lorry and car collided on the M6 near Great Barr this morning injuring three people and bringing both carriageways of the motorway to a standstill.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was alerted to the incident between junctions 7 – 6 southbound at just after 10.30am.
Three ambulances and two ambulance support officers together with air ambulance medics travelling in a response car from their Coventry base, attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It was reported that an articulated lorry crossed the motorway central reservation and collided with a van and car. The first medical responder on scene was an off-duty paramedic from the East Midlands Ambulance Service who found the van driver trapped in his vehicle. He had to be released with the help of the fire service.
“A man in his forties driving the van suffered chest, back and pelvic injuries together with a fractured arm. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and given pain relief. He was taken by land ambulance to the trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a doctor also travelling.
“The lorry driver was treated for chest pain and taken by ambulance to the City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“A man travelling as a passenger in the car received minor injuries and was taken to Sandwell Hospital for assessment.”