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Appeals after baby hurt in M6 smash

Rugby Editorial 8th Dec, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

POLICE have appealed for witnesses to a smash on the M6 which left a baby with life-threatening injuries.

They want to speak to anyone who saw the crash on Sunday (December 7) at around 9.35am when a silver Lexus left the northbound carriageway of the motorway between Rugby and Coventry.

A 13-month-old baby sustained life threatening injuries in the crash and had to have his heart restarted by paramedics.

He was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

A spokesperson for West Midlamds Ambulance Service said: “The boy had been freed from the vehicle prior to the ambulance crews arriving and CPR was already underway.

“Crews immediately took over resuscitation efforts and successfully managed to restart the baby’s heart. He was then airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“Medics were pre-alerted to the arrival of the child, who upon arrival was said to be in a critical condition.”

The driver of the car, a man, suffered significant internal injuries in the collision and was taken to University Hospital

The incident did not involve any other vehicles but resulted in a complete closure of the motorway causing long tailbacks.

Warwickshire Police have urged anyone who witnessed the incident to call them on 01926 415415.

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