Driver seriously hurt after van flips during lorry crash on M6

Medics treated a driver for serious injuries after his van flipped during a crash with two lorries on the M6. Cops, firefighters and paramedics were called to the northbound carriageway, close to J11 slip road, after the three-vehicle smash just before 3.30am on Monday, July 5. The van driver - who was freed by fire crews - was given major trauma care at the roadside before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.

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The spokesman added: "A van driver has suffered serious injuries after an incident involving the van and two lorries. "It happened at just before 3.30am this morning (Monday) on the northbound M6 motorway between the slip roads at junction eleven. "An ambulance, two paramedic officers and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

"On arrival, ambulance staff found the van on its side and a lorry facing the wrong way. Ambulance staff were told that the second lorry had rear-end damage. "The van driver was rapidly extricated by ambulance and fire crews and assessed on the ambulance.

"He was treated at the scene but his condition was sufficiently serious that he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the doctor and critical care paramedic travelling with the ambulance; medics were on standby at the hospital to receive him.

"Neither of the lorry drivers were injured."