One to hospital after lorries collide on motorway

Friday 6th April 2018 – 3.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A man who was trapped in the cab of his lorry following a collision between two HGVs on the motorway this afternoon has been treated by ambulance staff and taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway of the M6, between junctions 15 and 16, at 2.01pm and sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover two patients, both men, who were the drivers of the lorries.

“One of them, believed to be in his 50s, was trapped as a result of the collision and had to be freed with help from the fire service.

“Ambulance staff monitored and assessed the man throughout the extrication before treating him for chest pain.

“He was then transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance.

“The second man, was discharged at the scene uninjured.”

ENDS

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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