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M6 crash causes motorway misery

AN elderly couple were taken to hospital yesterday (Thursday) after a crash on the northbound M6 at ­Castle Bromwich.

AN elderly couple were taken to hospital yesterday (Thursday) after a crash on the northbound M6 at ­Castle Bromwich.

The collision happened between junctions four and five at about 6.15am.

Two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene, along with a team of medics including a doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crew arrived they found one car on its roof, a second car with front end damage and an HGV which had stopped nearby.

“The elderly woman in the overturned car was trapped for around 40 minutes. She had suffered a very severe arm injury. After being freed from the car she was taken to Selly Oak Hospital where she was likely to need emergency surgery.

“The man in car was also trapped. However, once the door was opened by firefighters he was able to get out of the vehicle himself. “The man in the second car was shaken but uninjured. There were no other injuries.”

The crash caused severe delays on the motorway, with motorists still experiencing problems late into the afternoon and early evening.

 

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