Two to hospital from M6 crash

Tuesday 27th February 2018 – 2.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Two men, one of whom was trapped, have been treated by ambulance staff and taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle collision on the M6 this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway, near to junction 7 at 11.20am and sent three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Crew from Cosford in a rapid response car to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered three cars, a van and a HGV that had been in collision.

“Unfortunately, one of the patients, a man in his 40s, was trapped in the van following the incident.

“Ambulance staff monitored and assessed him whilst the fire service worked to free him from the vehicle.

“He was treated for abdominal and pelvic injuries, immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on blue lights.

“A man in his 50s, who was a passenger in the van, had managed to get himself out. He was treated for minor abdominal and neck injuries and taken to Sandwell Hospital.

“A woman, believed to be in her 30s, who had been travelling in one of the cars was assessed and discharged at the scene with minor injuries.

“There were five other occupants of the vehicles, all of whom were uninjured in the collision.”

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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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