Tuesday 19th July 2016 – 6.50pm – Murray MacGregor.
Two people have been hurt after a van carrying six people collided with an HGV on a major Midlands motorway.
The crash happened on the southbound M6 between junctions 14 and 13.
Initial reports suggested that injuries could be serious. Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, an Emergency Doctor from the North Staffordshire BASICS scheme and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found the front passenger side door of the van was hanging off and the vehicle had considerable front nearside damage.
“There were a total of six people in the van – four men and two women.
“The 28 year old man sitting in the front passenger seat was complaining of lower limb pain and abdominal pain; he also had some breathing difficulties. He was able to climb out himself but was immobilised as a precaution.
“He was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance with the doctor travelling with him.
“A woman in her 20s who was in the middle of the rear seat had suffered facial injuries and was taken to the same hospital, also by ambulance.
“The lorry driver was uninjured.”