Van driver trapped for 45 minutes after M6 RTC


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.”


Notes to Editors:

Picture courtesy of Aston Fire (@aston_fire)

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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