Monday 4th April 2016 – 5pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A van driver who was trapped inside his vehicle for about 45 minutes had to be cut free through the roof of his cab following a collision with a lorry on the M6 this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 7 and 6, at about 2.45pm and sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews discovered a van that had come to rest on its side following a collision with a lorry.
“The driver of the van, a man believed to be in his 40s, was trapped inside as a result of the damage to his vehicle.
“Crews worked alongside the fire service to cut the man free, carefully lifting him to safety with the use of a neck collar and scoop stretcher.
“Ambulance staff treated him for back pain and shoulder pain before transporting him to Heartlands Hospital.
“The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.
“The incident led to the closures of lanes 1 and 2, together with the hard shoulder, which has led to significant to significant traffic issues on the motorway.”
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