Lucky escape after M6 lorry fire

Claire Brown – Wednesday 11th September 2019 – 8.15am.

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital as a precaution after the lorry he was driving overturned and caught fire on the M6 in Staffordshire earlier this morning.

An ambulance crew came across the overturned lorry which was on fire on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 13 and 12 in Stafford at 0.36am (Wednesday). They quickly alerted emergency service colleagues and the highways agency whilst a paramedic officer was responded to the scene to assist.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the lorry, a man, was already out of the vehicle when the ambulance crew stopped to render aid. He was assessed on scene and treated for relatively minor injuries before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution.

“Considering what happened, it’s incredibly lucky that no one suffered serious injuries.”

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Notes to Editor: Photo credit ‘West Midlands Ambulance Service’

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