Five die on M6 motorway in Staffordshire

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Wednesday 24th May 2017 – 8.15am – Claire Brown.

The driver and four passengers of a car have died on the M6 motorway in Staffordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a HGV on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 15 and 14 in Seighford, Staffordshire shortly before 4.30am today (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and two BASICS emergency doctors were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When emergency services arrived they discovered a car with six occupants inside which had been involved in a significant collision with a HGV. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the driver and four passengers. All five were confirmed dead on scene.

“The sixth occupant, a man in his 40s, suffered multiple serious injuries and received advanced trauma care by the team of medics at the scene. Once stabilised, the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further care.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured.”

ENDS

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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