Two people in hospital after crash on M6 near Rugby

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TWO women have been taken to hospital after a crash between a lorry and a car on the M6 near Rugby this morning (Thursday).

The incident happened at about 8.35am this morning on the northbound carriageway between the Catthorpe Interchange and junction 1 at Rugby.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance, while East Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a car that had been in collision with a lorry, had hit the central reservation and rolled over ending up on its roof. It had suffered very significant damage.

“There were three people in the car; two women and a baby boy. A 29 year old woman was complaining of severe back pain. She was given pain relief and was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The second woman in the car, who was 25 years old, had shoulder pain and was taken to the same hospital.

“The 14 month old boy in the car was uninjured. Crews at the scene said that the car seat he was in had done an excellent job in protecting him.

“The man driving the lorry was uninjured.”