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17th Aug, 2022

Lorry driver dies and second cut free after M5 crash in early hours

Rob George 3rd Aug, 2022 Updated: 3rd Aug, 2022

A LORRY driver has died following one of two multi-vehicle collisions to occur on the M5 in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services were called to reports of a multi-vehicle collision involving a number of lorries on the northbound carriageway of the M5, between junctions eight and seven, at 4.31am.

Two ambulances, three paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival we discovered a lorry driver who had suffered serious injuries in the collision. Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

“Ambulance crews worked closely with fire and police colleagues to carefully cut a second lorry driver, a man, free from his vehicle, a process which took approximately 90 minutes.

“Following treatment at the scene for potentially serious injuries, he was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.”

Prior to that, WMAS had been called to a collision between a car and a lorry also on the northbound carriage of the M5 between junctions 8 and 7 at 2.50am. Three ambulances and two paramedic officers attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival we discovered six patients from the car.

“A man, who was a rear seat passenger, was treated for potentially serious injuries and taken to Worcester Royal Hospital.

“The driver and a second rear seat passenger, both men, were treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Hereford County Hospital on the same ambulance.

“Three further patients were discharged at the scene.”

Road closures will remain place on the M5 for some time and drivers are advised to find alternative routes. 

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