A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash which caused long rush-hour tailbacks the M5 motorway.
Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions seven and eight, about 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).
The woman, believed to be in her 50s, sustained multiple fractures to her legs and suspected pelvic injuries when the car she was driving was involved with an accident with a lorry.
An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and a second helicopter from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
The woman was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment.
A spokeswoman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Ambulance crews and the doctor administered pain relief to the woman to help stabilise her condition before carefully immobilising her with a neck collar, spinal board, a pelvic splint and leg splints.
“The motorway was closed in both directions for a time to allow both air ambulances to land on the carriageways.”