Car overturns in serious crash on M6 near Rugby

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Three people had a lucky escape on the M6 last night following a two-car collision which left one of the vehicles on its roof.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions two and one, shortly before 6.55pm. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midland Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in collision, one of which had landed on its roof after reportedly spinning and hitting the barrier that splits the two carriageways.

“There were two patients in the car that had overturned, both of whom who had to be carefully freed from the vehicle with the help of the fire service.

“The driver of the car, a 22-year-old woman, was treated for chest and pelvic injuries. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on alert.

“The passenger, a man believed to be 19, suffered a head injury and was also given pain relief after treatment, before being taken to the same hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man, suffered minor injuries in the incident and was also taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution.

“Considering the nature of the incident, it is fortunate that none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.”