Two people taken to hospital after car lands on its side on M6 embankment near Rugby

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Emergency services were called to the M6 yesterday afternoon (Sunday) after a car crashed into the embankment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway of the M6, between junctions one and two, shortly before 4.25pm on Sunday.

Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car on its side on the embankment of the motorway.

“The driver of the car, a man in his early 20s, was treated at the scene for spinal pain. The man was fully immobilised and conveyed to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The passenger of the vehicle, a woman of similar age, had sustained shoulder and arm injuries. Crews treated her at the scene before she was immobilised and taken to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of both of the patients and of their injuries.”