Lorry driver trapped for 50 minutes on the M6 in Stafford

Friday 6th May 2016 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.

A man who ended up trapped in the cab of his lorry for 50 minutes following a collision with a HGV miraculously walked away with just minor injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the M6 between junctions 14 and 13 in Stafford shortly after midnight this morning (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and a North Staffordshire BASICS doctor attended. The Trust’s MERIT doctor was also responded but was stood down.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a lorry with significant front end damage which had left the driver, a man in his 40s, trapped inside his cab due to the wreckage.

“Upon assessment the man was fully conscious but was trapped by his legs by the dash and steering wheel so ambulance staff and the medic worked closely with the fire service to cut the man out of the wreckage. After around 50 minutes and once the wreckage had been removed, the man was able to get out of the cab unaided. Remarkably, he had suffered no serious injuries but, as a precaution due to the mechanism of the collision, ambulance staff conveyed him by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for a full check-up.”

ENDS

Photos: please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 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 and uses 864 vehicles.

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