Man suffers serious arm injury in M6 crash

A man is said to have suffered a very serious arm injury after a collision between a car and a lorry on the M6 this morning (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 3:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 4:58 pm
Drivers are still being advised to avoid the area.

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junction 2 for Coventry and junction 1 for Rugby, and caused the road to be closed in both directions.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene, along with police officers and the air ambulance service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The 46-year-old was sitting in the front passenger seat when the collision occurred.

“The crash caused damage to the front nearside of the car. The man’s left arm suffered multiple injuries.

“It was assessed and treated at the scene before he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry.

“The car driver and a rear seat passenger, both men in their 20s, were treated for shock but were discharged at the scene.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.”