Wednesday 20th July 2016 – 3.05pm – Murray MacGregor.
A woman has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after the car she was in crossed the central reservation of the M6 motorway.
The crash happened between junction 1 for Rugby and junction 2 for Coventry around 11.35am this morning (Wednesday).
An ambulance that was transporting a patient to hospital came across the crash shortly after it happened and stopped to provide almost immediate aid. An off duty student paramedic also stopped to assist. In addition, two further ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a blue car that had crossed the central reservation onto the southbound carriageway, suffering significant damage.
“A woman in the car had suffered multiple serious injuries. She was anaesthetised at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
“A man in the car suffered shoulder and arm injuries. He was taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.
“Thankfully, no cars travelling south were involved in the crash, otherwise the scene could have been considerably more complex.”