Woman airlifted by Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance following serious crash on the M6 near Rugby

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A CRASH on the M6 on Friday resulted in a woman being airlifted to hospital.

The multi-vehicle accident happened on the southbound of the M6 between junctions two and one at Rugby at around 2.15pm on Friday.

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find multiple vehicles, including a lorry and a van that had been in a significant collision.

“A woman travelling in one of the cars, believed to be in her late 40s, was taken ill at the scene whilst the emergency services was present, and was also treated for her minor injuries. The woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

The man driving the van, believed to be in his mid 30’, suffered chest, abdominal and lower leg injuries. He received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was described as stable. The man was transferred by land ambulance to the same hospital for further treatment.

A woman and four children, all travelling in the same car, suffered minor injuries in the crash and were treated at the scene. All five did not require further treatment were discharged.

The motorway was closed to allow the air ambulance to land safely near the scene of the crash, causing miles of tailbacks.