Car hits tree after leaving motorway


Thursday 29th September 2016 – 10.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A car driver was cut free through of his car after it left the motorway and hit a tree following a collision with a lorry this morning.

The incident, which led to significant traffic disruption in the area, happened on the southbound sliproad of the M5, near to the M6 link, shortly after 7.50am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent one ambulance and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had suffered significant damage after leaving the motorway and crashing into a tree.

“There were two patients inside, a man thought to be in his 30s and a young boy.

“The man was cut free through the roof of the vehicle with assistance from the fire service.

“Thankfully he appears to have escaped serious injury in the collision but was treated for back pain and cuts to his head.

“He was immobilised as a precaution with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Sandwell Hospital for further assessment.

“The boy was uninjured in the incident, as was the lorry driver.”

Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image 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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