One airlifted and six more to hospital as crash closes M6

Wednesday 21st June 2017 – 9.20am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Seven people were injured, one of whom was airlifted to hospital, following a crash between a lorry and a minibus on the M6 yesterday afternoon which caused the motorway to be closed in both directions.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 3 and 2, shortly after 5.05pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a minibus with front end damage and a lorry with rear end damage. All eight occupants of the minibus were out of the vehicle and standing at the roadside.

“The most seriously injured patient was a 37-year-old man with a suspected fractured leg. He received treatment from ambulance staff before being carefully moved to the air ambulance, which had landed on the motorway, and flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“There were six more patients with minor injuries, all of whom were men. They were treated for knee, shoulder, leg, hand, arm and neck injuries before being transported to the same hospital by the two land ambulances.

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

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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