Friday 13th November 2015 – 3pm – Steve Parry
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) attended two incidents within a couple of hours on a stretch of the M5 in Worcestershire today.
Four people and a child were treated by ambulance staff following a road traffic collision on the M5 near junction 5 northbound this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at just before11.30am. Three ambulances and a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving five cars and two vans this morning. A couple of hours later, Crews were back on the motorway dealing with a separate incident involving a van and lorry.
“In the first incident, a man believed to be in his forties received neck pain and was treated by medics before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further assessment.
“Crews also assessed a mother and child and two elderly patients for minor injuries. They were later discharged from the scene.”
At just after 1.30pm, Crews were called to a location on the M5 between junction 8 and 7 northbound following reports of a collision between a lorry and van in which the van came to rest in a ditch.
A man, believed to be in his fifties was trapped in the van and later released. He was treated for back pain and taken by ambulance to Worcester Royal Hospital.
An ambulance support officer together with an ambulance and a paramedic in a rapid response car attended the scene.