Over 30 escape uninjured from coach crash

Tuesday 12th June 2018 – 3.01pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two people have been taken to hospital, but over 30 escaped injury after a coach crashed at the entrance to a motorway service station

“The incident happened at entrance to the northbound Corley Services on the M6 motorway at just after 1.00pm today (Tuesday).

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a single decker coach that had collided with a crash barrier at the entrance to the slip road.  The coach had suffered significant damage.

“The driver of the coach had suffered a head injury.  He was taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment along with a middle-aged man who had been in the front row of seats who was complaining of a chest injury.

“A total of 37 other passengers were assessed at the scene but were uninjured.  They were provided with advice and taken into the service station for safety while a replacement coach was brought to the scene.

“Ambulance staff said the incident could have been significantly worse had the coach not stayed on its wheels.”

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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