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Lorry Driver Trapped for Three Hours Following M6 RTC

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Location: West Midlands

Date and time: Mar 23, 3:58 PM, 2022

A lorry driver who was trapped for approximately three hours following a road traffic collision on the M6 has been assessed and taken to hospital by ambulance staff.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving three HGVs on the southbound carriageway, between junctions 11 and 10a, at 11.39am and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found three HGVs which had suffered significant damage in the collision. There were three patients, the drivers of each vehicle. One of them, a man, was significantly trapped as a result of the damage caused to his vehicle.

“Ambulance staff worked closely alongside colleagues from the fire service to cut him free, a process which took about three hours.

“Crews continually monitored the man’s condition throughout and once free they treated him for injuries not believed to be serious before transporting him to Walsall Manor Hospital by land ambulance.

“A second man was assessed and discharged at the scene whilst the third patient did not wish to be assessed.”

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