Tuesday 17th May 2016 – 11.15am – Murray MacGregor.
An early morning crash on a busy motorway left debris across the carriageway.
The incident on the M6 happened between junctions 2 and 1 at just before 7.45am this morning (Tuesday).
A paramedic area support officer, the doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, who responded in a car, and three ambulances, two from the West Midlands and one from East Midlands Ambulance Service, were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The crash happened about 1/2 mile before junction 1 on the southbound carriageway.
“When crews arrived, they found three cars and a lorry at the scene. One of the cars was badly damaged as was a section of the Armco crash barrier. There was debris across all three lanes.
“Thankfully, the injuries were not too serious, which allowed traffic to start moving again while emergency services worked at the scene.
“A man in his 40s was helped out of vehicle before being taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire with a suspected head injury.
“Three other patients were discharged at the scene. A 24 year old woman had aches and pains, a 32 year old man was complaining of minor neck pain and a man in his 40s was uninjured after assessment.”
Thankfully the Armco barrier seems to have helped save a life in this instance. Really highlights the importance of them