Driver 'lucky to escape serious injury' after M6 smash near Rugby - The Rugby Observer

Driver 'lucky to escape serious injury' after M6 smash near Rugby

Rugby Editorial 4th Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE M6 came to a stand-still yesterday evening after four cars and two lorries collided between junctions one and two.

Only two people were injured – one of whom was described by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) as being extremely lucky to avoid serious injury.

The crash occurred on the northbound M6 just after 5.20pm. Two ambulances, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham rushed to the scene.

A WMAS spokesman said: “Remarkably, crews only had to treat one patient at the scene, a man who has been incredibly lucky to escape serious injury after his car suffered significant damage.

“The man, believed to be in his 50s, was assisted out of the vehicle by crews before being treated for cuts to his head and face.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.

“The driver of a second car, a woman thought to be in her 50s, was assessed and discharged at the scene with no injuries.

“The motorway was closed in both directions as a result of the incident leading to tailbacks north and southbound.”


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