Two people have been hurt, one potentially seriously, after a crash on the M6 motorway, which also saw an air ambulance land on the carriageway.
The incident happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 6 and 7 at just after midday.
Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS Emergency Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a Citroen box van that had front-end damage and a small car with rear end damage. Both had ended up against the central reservation. The van also had a ‘bullseye’ on the windscreen.
There were two patients from the van; a 49-year-old woman was initially unconscious but after being brought out of the vehicle started to come round. She was treated for a potentially serious head injury. After being immobilised, she was taken on blue lights by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The aircrew travelled in the ambulance given the state of the patient’s condition.
“A 46-year-old man from Hayes in Middlesex had managed to get himself out of the vehicle himself. He was treated for neck pain and was immobilised before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.
“A man estimated to be in his 20s from the car was checked over but was unhurt.”