Lorry driver dies on M42


Friday 20th January 2017 – 4.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Discovery Sport RRV

A lorry driver has died after their vehicle overturned and caught fire on the motorway this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the M42, near to the link with the M5, shortly before 11.50am and sent an ambulance and a senior paramedic officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff arrived at the scene to find the lorry overturned and on fire.

“Once the fire had been brought under control, crews were able to access the patient.

“Unfortunately, it immediately became apparent that nothing could be done to save them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”


Notes to Editors: We do not know the gender of the patient involved.

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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