Young child fatally injured on M6

Friday 1st June 2018 – 9.25am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A boy has died and two further patients have been taken to hospital following a collision between a car and a lorry on the M6 last night (Thursday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions 6 and 5 on the southbound carriageway at 7.37pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find three patients, all of whom had been travelling in the car.

“The boy was found to be in cardiac arrest and ambulance staff immediately began CPR.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man, believed to be in his 60s, was treated for a suspected fractured shoulder and a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was treated for a leg injury. They were both taken to Heartlands Hospital in the same ambulance.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”


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