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Crash on M40

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Thursday 14th November 2013 – 8.57am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has been taken to hospital with a serious neck injury after a collision on the M40 which left a lorry jackknifed.

The crash between a van and an HGV happened at just before 4.50am this morning (Thursday) about 200 yards past Warwick Services on the southbound carriageway.

An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a van that had suffered serious damage and an HGV that had jackknifed.

“The HGV driver was shaken but otherwise unhurt. The van driver, who was in his mid 40s, had suffered a serious injury to his neck as well as pain in his back and abdomen.

“He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Warwick Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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Author: officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.3 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff, 58 ambulance stations and uses 864 vehicles.

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