21st Sep, 2019

Multi-car motorway crash leaves several injured

Worcester Editorial 2nd Jan, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

SEVERAL people were taken to hospital following a five car smash on the M5 motorway near Worcester.

The crash last Tuesday (December 30) left wreckage scattered along a 100 metre stretch of the fast lane on the southbound carriageway just before junction 6.

Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene about 2.50pm to find a number of cars with considerable damage.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found the vehicles spread over a considerable distance with front and rear end damage. The sun was low and the road surface damp

“Thankfully no one was too seriously hurt. A family in one car were all taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

“The father and young son were both immobilised using neck collars and spinal boards. The child’s mother travelled to the same hospital for further assessment.

“The woman in the car at the front of the accident scene, who was in her 30s, had suffered a back injury and had to be freed by ambulance staff working with firefighters. She was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“A man in his 30s from a third car suffered a facial injury and also went to hospital in Worcester.

“The occupants of three other cars involved were assessed at the scene by ambulance but none were injured.”

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