Man trapped for an hour after car and lorry collide on motorway

Monday 18th June 2018 – 4pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A collision between a car and a lorry on the M6 this afternoon left a man trapped for about an hour and requiring treatment from ambulance staff before being taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriage of the M6, near to junction 3A, at 1.30pm and sent one ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car and lorry that had been involved in a collision. The car had subsequently also collided with the central reservation.

“There was one patient, a man believed to be in his 40s who was trapped inside his car.

“Ambulance staff assessed the man and monitored his condition throughout as the fire service worked to cut him free, a process that took approximately an hour.

“Once out, the man, who was fully conscious throughout, was treated for neck, back and shoulder pain. He was immobilised and given pain relief and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.

“Unsurprisingly, the incident led to heavy traffic delays in the area.”

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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