Man lucky to avoid injury when lorry overturns on M6

Wednesday 14th October 2015 – 3.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

M6 lorry overturns Oct 14th 2015

A lorry ended up on its side after leaving the M6, crashing through a barrier and travelling down a bank this afternoon.

The incident took place on the northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15 shortly after 1.50pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver of the lorry, a man believed to be in his 50s, had managed to free himself from the vehicle prior to the arrival of ambulance staff.

“He was fully assessed but luckily had escaped injury in the incident and was discharged at the scene.

“Traffic remained unaffected by the incident with all three lanes remaining open throughout.”

Ends.

Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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