Lorry driver injured as collision closes motorway

Tuesday 26th September 2017 – 1.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A collision involving three lorries closed the southbound carriageway of the M6 this morning and left one patient requiring treatment from ambulance staff and transporting to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound M6, between junctions 1 and the A14/M1 interchange just after 10am and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, a rapid response paramedic and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered one of the lorry drivers, a man believed to be in his 40s, who was trapped inside the cab of his vehicle.

“Ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to access the patient, a process which involved building a platform to enable staff to work at the same height of the cab.

“Following an initial assessment of the man, the fire service cut away parts of the cab to give crews space to work inside and treat him.

“The man, who was treated for a lower leg injury and an abdominal injury, was immobilised and freed from the cab before being placed on to a scoop stretcher and transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“There were no other patients from the incident.”

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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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