Crash leaves two trapped for over an hour

Monday 26th June 2017 – 8.40am – Murray MacGregor.

Two men have been injured, one seriously, after a car collided with the rear of a lorry on a busy motorway leaving them trapped for over an hour.

It happened on the southbound M6 just where the slip road leaves for the M1 at about 1.40am on Monday morning.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, The Air Ambulance Service critical care car and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene from West Midlands Ambulance Service along with resources from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The small car had become trapped under the rear of the HGV.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to pull the vehicle clear and provided treatment while the men, who were estimated to be in their 30’s were cut free from the wreckage.  In total they were trapped for about 70 minutes.

“The front seat passenger had suffered multiple injuries and was anaesthetised at the scene before being taken by ambulance on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The driver had suffered much less serious injuries and was dealt with by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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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