Lucky escape as car overturns on M6


Friday 26th August 2016 – 3pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


Thankfully the only serious damage suffered was to the cars when a collision on the M6 this morning saw one overturn and leave the carriageway whilst the second mounted a roadside barrier.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway of the M6, between junctions 14 and 15, shortly before 11.10am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a rapid response paramedic to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had suffered significant damage and four patients in total.

“One of the cars had come to rest on its roof after leaving the carriageway from which there were three patients, all men who are thought to be in their late teens.

“Incredibly, two of them escaped uninjured whilst the driver was treated for minor injuries and transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution.

“There was one occupant in the second car, a woman who is also thought to be in her late teens.

“She too avoided serious injury but was treated for neck pain before being taken to the same hospital.

“Considering the end position of the two cars and the damage caused, it is extremely fortunate the injuries suffered were not more serious.”


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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