Wednesday 19th September 2018 – 1.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man has been seriously injured after his lorry overturned on the motorway this morning in a single vehicle collision.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions 3 and 3A on the M42, near Redditch, at 11.44am and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, a senior paramedic, a BASICS doctor and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered two patients. The driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was trapped in his cab as a result of the incident.
“Ambulance staff assessed him and then worked closely with fire service colleagues to help him out of the vehicle.
“He received specialist trauma care for a serious arm injury before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance. The doctor travelled with the patient to help continue treatment en-route.
“A second patient, who was also in the lorry, avoided injury in the incident and was discharged at the scene.”