Monday 16th November – 12.00am – Claire Brown.
A man has escaped serious injury after the lorry he was driving ended up on its side on a motorway this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway of the M6 just past Junction 4 in Coleshill shortly before 10.00am (Monday). An ambulance and Paramedic Area Support Officer Steve Hargreaves, who tweeted a photo of the overturned lorry, attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The lorry had ended up on its drivers’ side blocking the hard shoulder, inside and middle lanes of the motorway.
“Thankfully the driver, a man in his 50s, had managed to get out of the cab. Upon assessment, ambulance staff found he had sustained an elbow injury in the incident. He was given pain relief before being taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The motorway remains closed northbound.”
Photo: Please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service