Lucky escape as van lands on its roof on motorway

Monday 24th July 2017 – 10.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A van driver has had a lucky escape and avoided serious injury despite his vehicle overturning and landing on its roof on the M6 Toll this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriage, between junctions 5 and 6, at 7.55am and sent an ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews were told that the van had rolled numerous times before coming to rest on its roof.

“The driver, a man in his 50s, was out of the vehicle and fully conscious.

“He was assessed by ambulance crews and treated for minor neck and knee injuries before being taken to Walsall Manor Hospital by land ambulance.

“Considering the van has rolled on a motorway at one of the busiest times of the day, the man appears to be incredibly fortunate to have avoided serious injury and to have avoided colliding with any other vehicles.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

“If used, please credit the images 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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