I’ve had a few enquiries overnight as to what happened on the M6 Toll last night (Saturday, 12th September 2015), just near the Pool Lane Bridge at Chasewater; access to the motorway was closed for a while in the evening.
It seems there was a nasty accident when two vehicles collided, resulting in injuries to the occupants of the vehicles. Thankfully, nobody seems to have sustained more serious injury.
I wish a speedy recovery to all those involved.
West Midlands Ambulance Service issued the following statement:
Man trapped in car on M6 Toll
Sunday 13th September 2015 – 10.50am – John Hawker.
Two people have been injured following a serious RTC on the M6 Toll road last night.
The crash occurred on the M6 Toll, Northbound between T6 and T7 at around 7.35pm. Two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, a Paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars with substantial damage.
‘The man driving one car had miraculously only suffered minor injuries and after being checked over by medics was discharged.
‘A man and a woman travelling in the second car had both suffered injuries. The man had suffered a short loss of consciousness and was disorientated after the crash. The woman had suffered a fractured nose and cuts and bruises to her face. Following treatment the man was cut from the vehicle by the fire service, the woman had managed to self-extricate from the wreckage.
‘Both received emergency treatment at the scene from medics, and both were transferred by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital for further treatment. Both patients were believed to be in their early 20’s.
‘Considering the damage to the vehicles, all three were fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.’