M6 closed in both directions as 4 cars & 2 lorries collide

Thursday 3rd March 2016 – 8.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

 

A road traffic collision on the northbound M6 caused traffic misery for commuters this evening as four cars and two lorries collided.

Thankfully, there were only two patients from the incident, one of whom has been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions one and two shortly after 5.20pm and sent two ambulances, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Remarkably, crews only had to treat one patient at the scene, a man who has been incredibly lucky to escape serious injury after his car suffered significant damage.

“The man, believed to be in his 50s, was assisted out of the vehicle by crews before being treated for cuts to his head and face.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.

“The driver of a second car, a woman thought to be in her 50s, was assessed and discharged at the scene with no injuries.

“The motorway was closed in both directions as a result of the incident leading to tailbacks north and southbound.”

Ends

Notes to Editors:

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

 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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