Fatal RTC on motorway

Friday 18th August 2017 – 1.25pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A man has died and a second has been taken to hospital following a collision between a lorry and a van on the M6 this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 6 and 5, at 9.13am this morning and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered the van driver, a man, in cardiac arrest at the roadside having suffered serious injuries in the incident.

“CPR commenced immediately and advanced life support was administered but unfortunately it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased.

“The lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was treated for neck and chest injuries and taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.”



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