One injured as chemical lorry overturns

Tuesday 26th September 2017 – 9.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

One man has been treated and taken to hospital after a chemical lorry overturned as it left a motorway.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound exit slipway at junction eight of the M5, where the motorway links to the M50, just before 12.15am this morning (Tuesday) and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 50s, was the only patient. He was treated for cuts to his head and grazes to his arm before being transported to Worcester Royal Hospital.

“Due to the chemical nature of the incident, HART remained on scene to support fire service colleagues in case of contamination from the chemicals, but were able to stand down without the need to treat any further patients.”


Notes to Editors: If used, please credit the image/videos 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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