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Lorry falls on its side on M6

The man was carried out through the lorry's windscreen. Picture: WMAS

The man was carried out through the lorry's windscreen. Picture: WMAS

A lorry ended up on its side on the M6 in Warwickshire leaving one man requiring hospital treatment yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 2 and 1 shortly before midday. An ambulance and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The lorry had landed on its side, blocking lanes two and three of the southbound carriageway. The driver, a man in his 50s, was trapped inside the cab.

“Upon assessment ambulance staff found that the man had sustained shoulder, neck, back and rib pain in the collision. He was given intravenous pain relief to stabilise his condition by ambulance staff whilst the fire service worked to extricate him from the vehicle by removing the windscreen.

“Once released from the cab, the man was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

 
 
 

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