A SERIOUS crash on the M5 involving six cars has left 12 people injured.
Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway, between junctions eight and seven, at about 12.05pm this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Strensham in a rapid response vehicle to the scene.
12 people were injured as a result of the crash, with 11 of them taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered five cars and a lorry that had been in collision.
“The 11 patients requiring further treatment at Worcester Royal Hospital were conveyed on four ambulances.
“On the first ambulance, there was a woman in her 50s who was treated for wrist and ankle injuries, a woman in her 20s who was treated for leg and facial injuries and two young boys who were treated for facial injuries and cuts to the foot respectively.
“The second ambulance conveyed a man in his 20s with chest pain, a teenage woman with a suspected fractured arm and a second teenage woman with arm and head pain.
“A woman in her 20s was treated for a fractured jaw and her injuries to her face whilst a man in his 20s was treated for a shoulder injury. They both travelled to hospital on the same ambulance.
“Finally, two women in their 20s were treated for minor injuries before also being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital.
“A 12th patient, a man in his 20s, was discharged at the scene.”